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. Which relative greets William on his return to Boot Magna Hall?

2. What is the name of Jakes' jackal?

3. What is Kätchen's father's nationality?

4. Why are all of the boys working in Frau Dressler's pension excused on a holiday in Book 2, Chapter 3?

5. To where does William move after two photographers join his and Corker's room at the Hotel Liberty?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In contrast to his journalistic experiences, William, at the end of Scoop, returns to his beloved Lush Places column. Write an analytical essay which compares and contrasts the life that accompanies writing Lush Places with that which accompanies the covering of big news stories. Why would William prefer the former over the latter? In what ways is Lush Places superior to that of covering wars and foreign expeditions? Are there any perks to the position William forsakes? What does William's decision say about the newspaper, as the scenario is portrayed in Scoop?

Essay Topic 2

While in London, William encounters members of both Ishmaelite Legations and is told their political ideologies. Despite being hidden for some time after that, the socialist ideology comes to play a prominent role in the Soviet coup staged by Dr. Benito. Nonetheless, both ideologies are made out to be ridiculous in Waugh's novel. Analyze in a carefully developed essay how Waugh satirizes the two ideologies, particularly that of the socialists. What actions and events make it out to be a ridiculous form of government? What statements made by the consul in the London legation reinforce the absurdity of the cause?

Essay Topic 3

In a well-developed analytical essay, compare and contrast two of the caricaturizations in Scoop. Examples would be Mrs. Julia Stitch, Nannie Bloggs, Corker, Kätchen's husband, Frau Dressler, and Mr. Baldwin. Each is representative, in an exaggerated, ridiculous way, of a strong type of character. How are your choices portrayed in the story? In what ways are these caricaturized portrayals alike? In what ways are they different? What effect on the reader is produced by each caricaturization? How is the reader invited to perceive the characters?

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