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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. At the beginning of Chapter 4, when does the blow fall?
2. Who is Sir Roderick?
3. What is Sir Roderick's profession?
4. Who delays Glossop at his club before his lunch with Bertie?
5. How does Bertie describe Florence in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the song that is woven through Chapter 7 as a motif and focus?
2. In Chapter 4, what odd event happens to Sir Roderick on his way to the club?
3. What does Bittlesham's worry cause him to do in terms of his nephew, Bingo?
4. Who is Meadowes?
5. How does Bertie deduce that Uncle George is planning to marry?
6. What does Aunt Agatha announce at her lunch with Bertie in Chapter 2?
7. What is the difference between Aunt Dahlia and Aunt Agatha?
8. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?
9. Who is McIntosh?
10. What does the situation with Oswald remind Bertie of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).
How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?
Essay Topic 2
The life of the idle rich is often of interest to us. Bertie floats from place to place with no real purpose but to eat, drink, and be merry. What is it about this life of Bertie's that draws the reader in?
What is Bertie's daily life like as described in this book? What is his purpose in life? Why are readers drawn in by this kind of life and character?
Essay Topic 3
Through out these stories, there is an element of great self-interest on the part of everyone, from Bertie to Jeeves, to the Bolshevist, to Claude and Eustace. Comedy often plays on the flaws and undisguised desires of its characters. Chose several examples of bold self-interest, and show how Wodehouse finds comedy in that.
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