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. The Madame refers to Rosemary and the others as _____.

2. Jane obtains Eleanor's address from _____.

3. Philip finally gets to meet ___.

4. Rosemary apologizes to her guest for ____.

5. What item does Josie buy for Eleanor from her imaginary husband?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Assuming a psychiatrist's point of view, analyze the situation with Philip's post traumatic stress syndrome and Stockholm syndrome. Discuss Philip's history in regards to mental stability. What would a psychiatrist say about Philip's conditions? What would the terminology be from a psychiatrist's point of view? What kind of treatment might Philip have benefited from before the situation got out of hand? Is the behavior something that can be "cured?" If so, how? If not, what else can be done?

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

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?

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