Scoop Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what is the sign bearing the name "Boot" held at the Dover train station?

2. On what date is Boot's banquet scheduled?

3. From what country does the supposed spy uncovered by Shumble reportedly come?

4. Who writes the final report from Ishmaelia to <i>The Daily Beast</i>?

5. What beverage does Mr. Salter's wife prepare for him after Boot's second big story comes in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

Though changed from the time of Rudyard Kipling's 1899 poem "The White Man's Burden," Waugh sarcastically implies that many in Europe still feel an interventionist need to help those of less-fortunate countries. Write an analytical essay which broadly outlines the idea of the white man's burden and how such plays a role in the European interest in the Ishmaelite civil war. How does this interest show itself? In what ways is Europe interested in Ishmaelia? Does this interest seem more active or passive?

Essay Topic 3

As the protagonist of the story, William is the principle character around whom all of the novel's action revolves. Through action, the character of William is revealed. Analyze this revelation, explicating both the ways in which William changes from the beginning to the end of the story and the ways he remains the same. Describe his fundamental character traits and evaluate the presentation given of him in Scoop. What sort of character is he? Is the reader persuaded to view him sympathetically or not?

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