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

2. What did Andrew's mother leave on the desk in his room that he sees in Chapter 1?

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

4. What does Eden say about Andrew's father at the end of Chapter 3?

5. How far outside town is Andrew's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What bothers Chief DeSalvo about the Close case?

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

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

4. Who does Edith claim killed her husband?

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

6. In what way was Andy confused by Eden's change in behavior on the first day of school when he was a senior?

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

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

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

10. How does Andrew remember protecting his mother the night Jim was killed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the role of Andrew's dream in helping him unravel the mystery of the night of the shooting. Why is Andrew haunted by this dream? What does he learn when he figures out the correct sequence of events? Quote the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

What kind of relationship did Andrew and Eden have most of their lives? How did Eden act on her feelings as a teen, but was rejected by Andrew? What is Andrew's response to her when he returns for his mother's funeral and sees her for the first time in nineteen years? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

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