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 Andrew offer to do at Edith's house?

2. What color eyes does Eden have?

3. What does Andrew eat for breakfast at the beginning of Chapter 2?

4. What were Eden and Andy eating the night Eden said "Edith doesn't like me."

5. When Andrew was a child, what kind of work did his father do?

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 Edith Closes' appearance at Andrew's mother's funeral.

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

4. Why does Andrew leave the luncheonette so quickly and speed home?

5. How did Jim and Edith care for Eden in different ways?

6. What do Andrew and his son Billy talk about on the phone when Martha calls from Nantucket?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Eden effectively transform herself into a tomboy so that she could join Andrew's circle of friends? What impressed Andrew, Sean and T.J. about Eden's inventiveness and stoicism? Provide textual examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What important information does Andrew learn about his mother and father when he returns home? What particular personal items make him more aware of his parents' inner lives? How does this knowledge affect him? Quote the book to support your discussion.

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