ENGL112 IUB Quiz of Short Answers

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1 a. “Fast forward” (5 points)

Type a passage with page # from the story “Fast Forward” that best illustrates Shalini’s attitude as a news editor of the online journal “Fast Forward”.

1b. “Fast forward” (5 points)

Contrast “Fast Forward” and its relationship to the Nepalese government to the newspaper “The People’s Messenger” in Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People with concrete examples (3 pts)

Given the outcomes in both the short story and the play, explain which of these two publications do you think acted most ethically (however you define ethics)? (2 pts)

  1. "Fast Forward" (10 pts)

Explain your reaction to the story’s open ending. (5 pts)

Use at least 1 quote from p. 32 that best illustrates what you’re reacting to (5 pts)

3 a. The Murder of Kim Wall news articles (5 pts)

Explain which of the three news articles do you feel reported the murder most objectively. Give an illustrative quote from the article and make sure the title of the article appears in your answer.

3b. The Murder of Kim Wall news articles (5 pts)

Explain which of the three news articles you feel included the most sensationalist details of the murder. Give an illustrative quote from the article and make sure the title of the article appears in your answer.

4a. Kim Wall obituary (5 pts)

What did you learn about Ms. Wall’s professional achievements from the obituary that wasn’t mentioned in the articles about her death or the subsequent trial?

4b. Kim Wall: Swedish Journalist’s Murder to be turned into a TV series (5 pts)

Explain whether or not you think this is a good idea. Include a specific quote from the article that illustrates why you object or support the development of this story into a television series.

5a. Marzieh Hashemi Detained (5 pts)

Cut and paste a quote from any of the three articles that describes Ms. Hashemi’s journalist credentials. Identify the source (5 pts)

5b. Marzieh Hashemi Detained (5 pts)

In reference to the quote you pasted above, explain how the description of her work suggest that the news outlet (NPR, NBC, CNN, or the AP) regard the kind of journalism she practices in Iran to be somehow suspect or on the same level as journalism in the US. Point to a particular word or adjective that conveys the implications you argue are there.


Assigned Readings

1. Samrat Upadhyay, "Fast Forward," Mad Country (first story only, genre: literary fiction).


Real Life Case Study 1: The Murder of Kim Wall [genre is news reporting unless otherwise noted]







Real Life Case Study 2: Marzieh Hashemi Detained





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Quiz of Short Answers



Quiz of Short Answers
Close Reading Questions

1 a. “Fast forward” (5 points)
Shalini was more worried about Alina than she was about “Fast Forward.” She knew what her
stance on the article was, to what lengths she’s go to protect her magazine. Fast Forward was her
baby, and there was no way she was going to let a pudgy-faced minister threaten her with a
shutdown.” (p 4)
1b. “Fast forward” (5 points)
In “Fast Forward,” the protagonist is an editor who fights fearlessly against the Nepalese
government to expose truths that make officials face legal consequences because the agenda is
accepted by the majority while in the play “Enemy of the People” the protagonist is a doctor who
is relentless to set the truth as the agenda but is incapable because of his lack of power over the
publication. Shalini faces the minister with bravery when she says...

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