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. Who owns the working farm across the road from Andrew's family?

2. What was Eden reading the night of the shooting?

3. What did Andrew's father help Jim do with a swing set for Eden?

4. How old was Eden Close the night her father was killed?

5. What did Andrew's father bring to the Closes' home the night Mr. Close was killed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Eden's physical appearance the summer she gave up being a tomboy.

3. Who does Edith claim killed her husband?

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

5. What does Andrew think T.J.'s motivation is for visiting him at his mother's house after her funeral?

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

7. What bothers Chief DeSalvo about the Close case?

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

9. What was Andrew's mother's reaction to Jim's excitement about the baby left at the Closes' home?

10. What did Andrew observe about Eden when she was carried out on a stretcher the night her father was killed?

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

What kind of person is Andrew? What are his strengths and weaknesses? How does he change as the novel progresses? Give examples from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

What gifts does Andrew bring Eden? Why does she refuse to accept most of them? Which one does she accept that changes her life forever? Give examples from the book to support your discussion.

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