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. Rosemary apologizes to her guest for ____.

3. Rosemary's father refers to which syndrome?

4. Who finds Philip's body?

5. Where does Philip's platoon stop for lunch?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Politics and war are also referred to in the book. Discuss the use of politics in the story. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could Ephron incorporate politics and war into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.

Essay Topic 2

Explain in detail World War I and its place in the book. How does it affect each character? What are the opinions of the characters regarding the war, i.e., Philip, Rosemary, Eleanor, Jane, Mr. Fell and Teddy?

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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