Jeeves Takes Charge Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who is poor Uncle Henry?

2. Who delays Glossop at his club before his lunch with Bertie?

3. What is Sir Roderick president of?

4. How does a gentleman like Bertie keep his shirts closed?

5. What does Bertie plan to offer Sir Roderick for lunch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?

2. What is the malady from which the Duke of Ramfurline is suffering?

3. Who is Bingo Little's rival when it comes to Charlotte Rowbotham?

4. What is the reaction of the crowd when Tuppy comes out to sing "Sonny Boy"?

5. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

6. What does the situation with Oswald remind Bertie of?

7. Who does Uncle George want to marry?

8. When Bertie runs into old Bittlesham on St. James Street, at the beginning of Chapter 10, why is the older man so shaken?

9. Whom is Bingo Little in love with in Chapter 2?

10. What happens at Goodwood with the race that Ocean Breeze is running?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the place of women in Bertie's world? What type of women (stock characters) appear in these stories? What is Bertie's relationship to them? Why does Jeeves keep rescuing Bertie from marrying?

Essay Topic 2

Stock characters are a strong part of this book. Describe at least five characters and assign a type to them. Discuss why these types are so effective in a story with Bertie as the protagonist.

Essay Topic 3

The relationship between Jeeves and Bertie (a higher intelligence watching over a less capable soul) is similar to the one between Bertie and Bingo.

Describe the similarities between Jeeves and how he takes care of Bertie, and Bertie's attempts to do this with Bingo. What is the dynamic operating between caretaker and taken-care-of in this book? What does Bertie need from Jeeves? What does Bingo need from Bertie?

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