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. Rosemary offers the woman a glass of ____.

2. Who feels the same way Philip does about Eleanor?

3. Helping the woman would seem like an act of ______.

4. What is the woman's last name?

5. Where was the young woman standing when approached by the strange man?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Philip react when he meets Tess?

2. Discuss the birth of Eleanor's baby.

3. What is Rosemary's first stop? What does she purchase?

4. What surprise does Rosemary receive during the séance?

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

6. Explain the opening scene of the book.

7. What does Rosemary do after she kills Philip?

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

9. What does Philip do after Eleanor declines an invitation to dinner?

10. What happens when Eleanor goes to the hat shop?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Create a sensationalized story for the tabloids regarding Philip's affair and death. What would you say? How would you portray Rosemary, Philip, Eleanor and Jane? What are the challenges? Are you pleased with the outcome?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main themes in the book is loyalty. List at least four examples where the author employs this specific theme. Is the theme obvious or subtle? What characters are involved in the battle? Do you think the right person won? Explain.

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