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 did Andy do after he saw Eden kissing a boy at school?

2. What kind of business does Sean's father own?

3. What did Jim always have in his pocket for young Andy?

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

5. How was Sean killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does DeSalvo come to Andrew's mother's house when Andrew is talking with Edith near the herb garden?

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

3. What does Didi say about Eden that makes Andrew angry?

4. What information does Eden reveal when Andrew persists in learning more about who she had been with in her bedroom before?

5. What information does Eden tell Andrew about what she remembers after the shooting?

6. What happened the night of the shooting that the reader learns when Andrew is telling T.J. the story?

7. Who discovered Andrew's mother died?

8. What does Edith intend when she comes into Eden's room when Eden and Andrew are making love?

9. Why does Andrew return to his mother's house?

10. What kinds of gifts does Andrew bring Eden?

Essay 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

Analyze the conflict between Andrew and Edith Close. Why does Edith want him to stay away from Eden? How does Andrew escalate the conflict by disregarding her wishes? Give examples from the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Chief DeSalvo's role in the story, and analyze his attitude toward Andrew and Eden. Why does Andrew call him first before the police at the end of the novel? How does DeSalvo take charge of the situation? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

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