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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which nation has been manipulating Dr. Benito for its financial advantage in Ishmaelia?
2. What is the name of Priscilla's dog?
3. Which relative greets William on his return to Boot Magna Hall?
4. Which Boot receives notification of Lord Copper's reward?
5. How long did it take Kätchen's husband to make his boat that sank like a stone in the Matto Grosso?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In addition to satirizing the newspaper industry, Evelyn Waugh's Scoop also targets the life of British society, particularly of the upper classes. In a carefully written essay, analyze the portrayal of the British upper classes in Scoop. What characters are involved? How do they act? How do they speak? What is the relationship between Mrs. Stitch and the aristocracy? In what ways are the high-class socialites made to look ridiculous? What are their chief concerns in day-to-day life?
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
Analyze the Boot family in a thoughtful and carefully-structured essay, explaining how the individual members form a whole, and what role the family plays in the story. How do they contrast with the rest of the world that William faces? What do they represent for William, and how is this representation shown? On what is this representation founded?
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