Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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>?
Throughout Scoop, Waugh takes things that are ordinarily considered to be serious or important, and at once exaggerates their importance to some people while utterly discarding it to others. Analyze this satirical, sarcastic exaggeration in an essay that addresses the politics of Ishmaelia, the newspapers, British high society, wealth, and fame. What characters consider these things important? Which consider them unimportant, if they consider them at all? What is implied about the importance of such things by these contrasted considerations?
As the organ which puts the whole story in motion, The Daily Beast is of central importance both to the plot and the satire of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop. In an analytical essay, describe and evaluate the commercial machinations of The Daily Beast, focusing on how it is portrayed to be ridiculous. What is ironic about the paper? What is implied about the newspaper industry by the Beast serving as an exemplar? How do characters act towards the company?
Though the novel is full of bizarre, extraordinary characters, perhaps the most strongly exaggerated and therefore striking character in Scoop is Mr. Baldwin. In a well-structured essay, analyze Mr. Baldwin by answering these questions:
1) What character traits set Mr. Baldwin apart from everyone else in the story?
2) By what actions does Mr. Baldwin demonstrate himself to be unlike the rest of the story's characters?
3) What is the significance of Mr. Baldwin to the satirical nature of the story?
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