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 type of vase will Rosemary use for the flowers?

2. Philip regrets not having enough ____.

3. The man at the store lured Eleanor with which item?

4. The boy also cries out about support from which of the following?

5. The owner's pen was carved out of ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Mr. Fell's take on Philip's behavior?

2. Where does Eleanor find a place to live?

3. Who enters the room? What occurs?

4. What surprise does Rosemary receive during the séance?

5. Describe the scene in which Eleanor goes to the theatre.

6. Explain Eleanor's reaction when she sees the newspaper article announcing Philip and Rosemary's wedding.

7. How does Eleanor learn about Philip's death?

8. What are some of the life changes faced by Rosemary and Eleanor?

9. What is Philip's next step regarding Eleanor?

10. Discuss the birth of Eleanor's baby.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the relationship between Jane and Dora. How does the author make it apparent that the women are in a relationship? Why do they attempt to keep it a secret? Does Jane's mother know? Why isn't the topic discussed? How might you approach the topic if you were Jane, Dora or Jane's mother? What is the opinion of Rosemary?

Essay Topic 2

Symbolism is an important part of a story, often giving clues to the reader. What are the ways in which Ephron uses symbolism in this story? Give examples of blatant symbolism and more subtle symbolism. Compare and contrast the symbolism used in Ephron's book and a story written by a famous author.

Essay Topic 3

At the end of the story, Philip dies from a stab wounds. It is a crime of passion. Is there any difference between a crime of passion and murder? How might it be prosecuted in court? What do you think would happen to Rosemary? How could either side prove its case? Use a real life story to gain insight into the process and how a verdict is determined.

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