A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917 Test | Final Test - Hard

Amy Ephron
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What item does Josie hide from Eleanor?

2. Josie's musical is described as being ____.

3. How many dresses are spread out on Rosemary's bed?

4. What is the newspaper mentioned in the story?

5. Who gives Eleanor's new address to Philip?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze the relationship between Rosemary and Jane. What is the common ground for friendship? Do the friends respect each other? How has their relationship evolved? Where might it go from here? Do you think the relationship will ever change drastically?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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