1. In what eastern
state is the original Trask farm located?
2. What does the
young Adam give his father as a birthday gift?
3. To what U.S.
government post is Cyrus appointed?
4. In the Bible,
Cain and Abel are the sons of whom?
5. In which region
of California does most of East of Eden take place?
6. How does Cathy
kill her parents?
7. How does Charles
react when he learns that Adam and Cathy have married?
8. What does Cathy
do when Samuel tries to help her deliver her babies?
9. What puzzles Lee
about the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible?
10. What type of
business does Faye run?
11. According to
Lee, what does the Hebrew word timshel mean?
13. According to
the original biblical story, what motivates Cain to kill Abel?
14. Which of the
Hamilton brothers commits suicide over guilt about Dessie’s death?
15. What, according
to the narrator, is the one recurring story in human history?
16. In what kind
of business does Adam lose his fortune?
17. Which daughter’s
death crushes Samuel?
18. Where does Aron
go to college?
19. What type of
store does Lee wish to open in San Francisco?
20. What does Cal
ultimately do with the $ 15, 000 that
was meant to be a gift to his father?
21. Toward the end
of the novel, what does Cathy wear around her neck?
22. To whom does
Cathy leave all her wealth when she dies?
23. Why does Aron
join the Army?
24. In what war is
25. Which character
was Steinbeck’s mother in real life?