Eden Close Test | Final 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 word does Andrew want to shout when Edith is pointing a gun at him and Eden?

2. Where did police look for a murder weapon, according to Andrew's farmer neighbor?

3. What kind of restaurant does Andrew usually eat lunch at during his work week in New York City?

4. Why did Eden feel she was being punished after the shooting?

5. Why is Andrew obsessed with Edith's house in the last chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Andrew guess and then have confirmed about his father's role the night of the shooting?

2. How does Eden respond when Andrew asks her to leave with him?

3. What does Andrew plan to do after he and Eden leave his mother's house?

4. Why does Andrew feel he has let Billy down?

5. Where did Edith go after she tried to shoot Eden?

6. What does Eden tell Andrew that makes him think differently of Jim?

7. How does Andrew feel about the baby he and Eden are expecting?

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

9. What kinds of gifts does Andrew bring Eden?

10. What happens when Andrew and Eden are in the kitchen together for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Analyze Eden's behavior as a young teen. What affect did her wildness have on Andy? How did he feel about her shoplifting and promiscuity? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the way the author uses weather to enhance the action of the story. How does humid or hot weather heighten the mystery and conflict of the story? What weather does the author use to support Andrew's desire for a fresh start? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

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