Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. With what sort of art is Corker infatuated?
2. For what item is William asked at the very end of Book 1, Chapter 3?
3. How many lords are on staff at the Megalopolitan office?
4. From what famous individual has Uncle Bernard traced William Boot's descent?
5. What sort of coin does William mistakenly attempt to give the steward on the train to London?
Short Essay Questions
1. What has happened to Corker and Pigge on their journey to Laku?
2. For what reason does Mr. Salter insist upon William keeping a low profile until the passport mess is sorted out?
3. What greatly inconveniences William on his arrival in Paris?
4. What begins to bother William professionally towards the end of Chapter 2?
5. How does Mrs. Stitch persuade Lord Copper to seek out John Boot as the foreign war correspondent to Ishmaelia?
6. Why does Mr. Salter insist on walking to Boot Magna Hall, rather than riding in the truck full of slag?
7. Why has Mrs. Stitch ended up with her car unfortunately stuck after driving down a flight of stairs?
8. What seemingly important piece of information does William uncover by talking with Jack Bannister, and why can he not make a story of it?
9. For what reason is William and Mr. Salter's first meeting rather awkward for both men?
10. What is further revealed about William when he receives his first cable from the <i>Daily Beast</i>?
Essay Topic 1
If there is any one character who is a victim in the story, it is Mr. Salter. He does not understand anything that is going on around him, is ordered around by his superiors, and denigrated by his subordinates. Compose an analytical essay on the character, actions, and fate of Mr. Salter. What sort of person is he? How does he comport himself in various situations? Is his "future" as prescribed in the final lines of the book a fitting one or not? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
An element of satire that is particularly prevalent in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop is irony. Compose an essay which demonstrates the prevalent usage of irony in the novel by discussing these points:
1) What is irony?
2) How can irony be comic?
3) What are examples of comic irony in Scoop?
Essay Topic 3
A significant part of Evelyn Waugh's satirical portrayal of the newspaper industry in Scoop is the emphasis on yellow journalism. Compose a well-developed essay analyzing the portrayal of yellow journalism and the significance given by the satirical portrayal of its practice. In what ways does the story implicitly condemn yellow journalism? What about the practice is implied to be wrong? What actions, statements, and events support your assertions?
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