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. Philip does not speak about ____.

2. Mr. Fell describes sending more troops to France and ____.

3. Military marches in rhythm and ___.

4. What language does the Madame speak?

5. Who is Eleanor with when Philip arrives?

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

At the end of the story, Philip dies from a stab wounds. It is a crime of passion. Is there any difference between a crime of passion and murder? How might it be prosecuted in court? What do you think would happen to Rosemary? How could either side prove its case? Use a real life story to gain insight into the process and how a verdict is determined.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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