Eden Close Test | 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. What does Chief DeSalvo say about the Closes' case when he and Andrew talk in Chapter 3?

2. What does Eden remember about Andrew's hair the summer before he left for college?

3. What happened to Andrew's mother in the grocery store in the days before she died?

4. Who did Edith Close say killed her husband?

5. What animal tried to harm baby Eden when she was left outside in her carriage one afternoon?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Edith react when the paramedics tried to get her to lie down on a stretcher after her husband was killed?

2. Describe the relationship between Andrew and Martha.

3. What does Andrew remember about his father's actions the night Jim was killed?

4. How did Eden become part of T.J., Sean and Andy's circle?

5. Who discovered Andrew's mother died?

6. Describe Eden's physical appearance when Andrew sees her sitting at the top of the stairs in her house.

7. What was Andy's opinion about stealing when Eden took jewelry from Woolworth's?

8. How did Sean react when Eden broke up with him?

9. What was Edith's reaction to the baby left at her house?

10. What was Andrew attracted to about Martha when he first met her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Edith's house become a prison of sorts for Eden? In what way does Edith restrict her from living a full life? Provide textual examples to support your analysis.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the theme of abuse in this novel. In what ways has Eden been abused physically and emotionally? What role did Edith and Jim play in this abuse, and why did Edith attempt to kill Eden because of it? Give examples from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Do you agree or disagree with T.J.'s statement that Andrew is a "hero" for his actions in deflecting Edith's gunshot? How is Andrew able to protect Eden through his actions? Quote the book to support your discussion.

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