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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of establishment is Buck's?
2. What does the Duke of Ramfurline believe he is?
3. When Bertie needs inspiration, what does he ask?
4. In Chapter 2, whom is the girl Aunt Agatha wants Bertie to marry?
5. How does a gentleman like Bertie keep his shirts closed?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Bertie steal the dog McIntosh back from the Blumenfelds?
2. As his present fiance, Honoria makes a request that shocks Bertie to the core. What is it?
3. In contrast to Bertie's opinion of Honoria Glossop, what does Bingo Little think of her?
4. Who wins the Sermon Handicap?
5. Why does Aunt Agatha call Jeeves Bertie's keeper?
6. What does Aunt Agatha say is the slight snag in the marital plans of Honoria and Bertie?
7. What does Aunt Agatha announce at her lunch with Bertie in Chapter 2?
8. What happens at Goodwood with the race that Ocean Breeze is running?
9. What does Jeeves serve Sir Roderick for lunch, and why?
10. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Inherent in P.G. Wodehouse's work is the class system that existed in England (and still exists to some extent). The humor of Bertie and Jeeves is partly based on the absurdity of class. Bertie is clearly the lesser man, yet, in the English system, he has power over a man like Jeeves.
Describe the class system by using examples from the book. Where does the humor lie in the relationship between employer and servant? Why does it make us laugh when Jeeves is clearly the greater mind and man?
Essay Topic 2
Jeeves has become, over time, a very popular and enduring character. In some way, he has become an archetype. Describe the character of Jeeves, and discuss what it is about the character that is so interesting and has made such a mark upon popular culture. Use examples from the book.
Essay Topic 3
These stories are very much planted in a particular time and place, yet they seem to continue to be popular decades after they were written. What is it about Bertie and Jeeves that has timeless appeal? Why has the humor of these stories lasted? What are the key elements that seem to be evidently timeless?
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