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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the director of the Ishmaelite Press Bureau?
2. What is Corker's wife's name?
3. How much money per year is the contract Mr. Salter offers William at Boot Magna Hall?
4. How far outside of Jacksonburg are Pigge and Corker stuck?
5. What group among the journalists uses the largest lorry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A significant part of Evelyn Waugh's satirical portrayal of the newspaper industry in Scoop is the emphasis on yellow journalism. Compose a well-developed essay analyzing the portrayal of yellow journalism and the significance given by the satirical portrayal of its practice. In what ways does the story implicitly condemn yellow journalism? What about the practice is implied to be wrong? What actions, statements, and events support your assertions?
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
Though the novel is full of bizarre, extraordinary characters, perhaps the most strongly exaggerated and therefore striking character in Scoop is Mr. Baldwin. In a well-structured essay, analyze Mr. Baldwin by answering these questions:
1) What character traits set Mr. Baldwin apart from everyone else in the story?
2) By what actions does Mr. Baldwin demonstrate himself to be unlike the rest of the story's characters?
3) What is the significance of Mr. Baldwin to the satirical nature of the story?
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