East of Eden: Summary & Characters


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What literary technique is most important to the plot of East of Eden?

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1. Which is true about Cathy?

2. How does the character Lee fit into the story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Reading East of Eden may seem difficult because of the many characters and initial unrelated stories. Test your understanding of these characters with this combination quiz and worksheet. You will be asked questions about the literary technique that is most important to the plot and how Lee fits into the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following will be tested by this quiz and worksheet:

  • Characteristic of Cathy
  • Caleb's resolution of his dark feelings
  • The event that happens to Adam

Skills Practiced

These tools allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of the novel East of Eden
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the literary technique used by Steinbeck
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters in the story

Additional Learning

Analyze this novel by reading the accompanying lesson, East of Eden: Summary & Characters. Objectives that are covered include:

  • Identify the author of the novel
  • Examine the characters and their roles in the story
  • Summarize the plot
  • Discover the biblical tale the story parallels