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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long has Kätchen been with her husband?
2. Into what do William and the young German girl climb while William is moving into his new room?
3. About what does Mr. Salter interrupt Lord Copper's drawing at the beginning of Book 3?
4. What is unique about the stones William bought from Kätchen?
5. How many cabs transport William and all his luggage from Victoria?
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
Part of Waugh's satirical presentation of the newspaper industry is the attitude of the journalists. Compose an analytical essay which discusses the various ways in which the journalists chase after stories. How do they attempt to get a leg-up on the competition? What sort of loyalties do they form, and how are they broken? Do they really care about the news or just about reporting it? What is implied about the industry by the actions of the journalists?
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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