A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Amy Ephron
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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 is Jane's last name?

2. What item of clothing does the woman don to protect her from the rain?

3. What color was the third hat?

4. What pattern is the shawl on Eleanor's table?

5. What type of flowers does Rosemary dislike?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Philip when he goes to the boarding house to see Eleanor?

2. Discuss the discovery of Eleanor's pregnancy.

3. Discuss Rosemary's remembrances of the wedding.

4. What happens when Dora finds Philip's letter to Eleanor?

5. What is Eleanor's main regret over Philip's alleged death?

6. What dramatic scene takes place between Philip and Rosemary?

7. Describe the evening Eleanor spends with Philip. What occurs the next day?

8. Who is standing on the street just outside the flower shop? What does Rosemary do?

9. What causes Eleanor to depart?

10. What does Rosemary do the next morning?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write your own period piece based on at least one of the characters in "A Cup of Tea." Supply complete storyboards. Include character information, plot, synopsis, etc. Explain your inspiration.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationship between Philip and Eleanor. Are they close? Is there anything unusual about their relationship? How might the pregnancy affect the relationship? Why do you think Eleanor refuses to marry Doyle? What might happen to the baby? How might Philip's return affect the way Eleanor plans to raise Tess?

Essay Topic 3

Write a short story from the point of Eleanor Smith regarding her first meeting with Philip Alsop. How did the pair become friends and eventually lovers? Does the couple have anything in common at all? If so, what? How does Eleanor adjust her professional life in regards to Philip's wishes? How has the life of each character changed since they met?

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