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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 is the name of Priscilla's dog?

2. What food does Kätchen's husband eat in William's room?

3. When the journalists leave Jacksonburg to chase Hitchcock's story, where does William go?

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

5. For how much does William buy the stones offered him by Kätchen?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

An essential and amusing part of Evelyn Waugh's Scoop is the use of telegrams, or cables for short. Write an analytical essay on their significance to the story, both in terms of character development and of satirization of the newspaper industry. What do the cables demonstrate about the particular characters in the story? What do they tell the reader about the newspaper industry?

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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