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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. At what time did the Ishmaelites think the journalists were leaving?
2. At what time does Mr. Salter arrive at Boot Magna Hall?
3. Onto what structure does Mr. Baldwin parachute?
4. What group among the journalists uses the largest lorry?
5. What is the name of the proprietress of the Hotel Liberty?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
This section contains 365 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)