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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

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Andrew and T.J's relationship. Why does Andrew feel awkward with T.J. when he sees him after his mother's funeral? How does the relationship become easier by the end of the novel? Quote the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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