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 obtains Eleanor's address from _____.

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

3. What is the name of the Madame in the house?

4. What is the name of the servant that leads Eleanor to the bath?

5. Eleanor continues to work on ____ hats.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between Philip and Eleanor. Are they close? Is there anything unusual about their relationship? How might the pregnancy affect the relationship? Why do you think Eleanor refuses to marry Doyle? What might happen to the baby? How might Philip's return affect the way Eleanor plans to raise Tess?

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 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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