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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Eden tell the time?

2. At the beginning of Chapter 3, how long has it been since Andrew last entered the Closes' house?

3. Where are refreshments served after the burial in Chapter 1?

4. What were Sean's parents known for?

5. What was the baby in when she was left at the Closes' home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Edith intend when she comes into Eden's room when Eden and Andrew are making love?

2. What happens at the pond when Andrew falls asleep?

3. Why does Edith warn Andrew not to visit Eden again?

4. What does Andrew say when his secretary calls and asks when he will be back at work?

5. What is Edith's reaction when Andrew knocks on her door and wants to visit Eden?

6. What does Andrew dream about the night of his mother's funeral?

7. Describe what happens when Andrew brings Eden to the pond.

8. Who does Edith claim killed her husband?

9. Who discovered Andrew's mother died?

10. What does T.J. tell Andrew about "the till being empty"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the setting of the pond. What important events occur here in terms of Andrew and Eden's relationship as adults? What role does the water play in giving Eden more confidence and a sense of independence? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Eden's arrival at the Closes' and Jim and Edith's reaction. In what way did Edith pretend to want the baby for the sake of her relationship with her husband? What were the consequences of that pretense? Quote the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Chief DeSalvo's role in the story, and analyze his attitude toward Andrew and Eden. Why does Andrew call him first before the police at the end of the novel? How does DeSalvo take charge of the situation? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

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