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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much per week does William agree to pay Kätchen for news?
2. What group among the journalists uses the largest lorry?
3. What two beasts prominently roam on tethers in the front yard of William's second place of residence in Ishmaelia?
4. From where does Paleologue provide servant boys to the journalists at the Hotel Liberty?
5. What family holds a dynasty over the Ishmaelian government?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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