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. Where does Lord Copper propose sending William on his next foreign assignment?

2. When the journalists leave Jacksonburg to chase Hitchcock's story, where does William go?

3. Which animal attacks the former welterweight champion who had come to visit William at Frau Dressler's?

4. From where does Paleologue provide servant boys to the journalists at the Hotel Liberty?

5. Where does William want to take Kätchen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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