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. Jane's mother never addressed _____.

2. On which street does the incident occur?

3. Where is the group supposed to camp?

4. Philip denies receiving ______.

5. What item does Mr. Fell receive in the mail?

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

Discuss Ephron's use of New York City for the setting in the story. Why do you think Ephron chose New York? How accurate do you think the setting is in regards to the real location? What areas are most commonly referenced in the story? What other location might have worked as well, if not better, than New York? What is unique about the setting? What regionalisms are exhibited by Rosemary, Philip and the rest of the characters? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss in detail Philip's feelings of guilt regarding his affair with Eleanor. Why does Philip feel guilty? If Philip had plans to have an affair, why did he get married? Did Philip marry Rosemary because he loves her or because she has a wealthy family? How does the marriage enhance Rosemary's sense of betrayal? What is the opinion of Jane on the matter?

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