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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what language does Mr. Baldwin speak with Mr. Popotakis?
2. Where does William want to take Kätchen?
3. At what time did the Ishmaelites think the journalists were leaving?
4. What is the name of the proprietress of the Hotel Liberty?
5. Where do the Boots ship Priscilla in order to accommodate Mr. Salter's visit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A significant theme in Evelyn Waugh's novel is the double-faced interaction of the journalists with one another. All desperate to score a big story, they frequently sabotage and undermine one another in order to get ahead. These very common actions are part of the satirical presentation of the journalistic profession as given in Scoop. In a well-structured and composed essay, analyze the significance of Waugh's satirization of the journalists throughout the story. What is important to the satire about how they treat one other? How does their conduct reflect upon the journalistic profession?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The primary target of Evelyn Waugh's satirical novel Scoop is the newspaper industry as a whole. Though not explicitly attacked at any one moment in the story, the industry is repeatedly derided by the actions of those who represent it and the effects they produce by their actions. Analyze this satirization of the newspaper industry. What absurdities about the industry are revealed by Waugh's novel? What are the motivations of the papers in the story? What sort of journalism do they practice, and how is it shown to be lacking?
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