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. What does William sign for Bateson while the latter has a drink?

2. At what time does Mr. Salter arrive at Boot Magna Hall?

3. What does Lord Copper attempt to draw at the beginning of Book 3?

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

5. Who writes the final report from Ishmaelia to <i>The Daily Beast</i>?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As both a member of the aristocracy and the proprietor of The Daily Beast, Lord Copper is the link between the two primary targets of satire in Waugh's Scoop. Compose a thoroughly developed analytical essay on the character of Lord Copper. With what sort of people does he associate? What are his motivations in his actions? Is he a man of deep thought or mere self-importance? In what ways is his portrayal in Scoop satirical? What does this portrayal imply about the aristocracy? What does it imply about the newspaper industry?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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