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 language does the Madame speak?

2. Ships are required to have _____.

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

4. What song does Eleanor sing to the baby?

5. Rosemary confronts Philip about the ____.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write a short memoir that might have been written by Eleanor Smith. What types of things would Smith be most proud of in her career and personal lives? What other types of professional work might Eleanor have done or rise to in the future? Would the memoir include details of his relationships with Philip? How might Philip describe how she felt before, during and after her meetings with Philip? How would Eleanor address Philip's death?

Essay Topic 3

Philip has flashbacks about his time at war, including the death of his comrades as well as being in captivity. Write an essay explaining Philip's violent and traumatic experiences. Why was Philip captured? Why does he feel guilty about the deaths of his men? How did the experience change Philip? Do you think Philip could have overcome his traumas? Explain.

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