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. What kind of establishment is Buck's?

2. Who does Bertie run into at Buck's?

3. What is Sir Roderick's profession?

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

5. What type of small animal does Sir Roderick particularly dislike?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

2. Once Bertie and Bingo no longer have an advantage in the Choir Boys' Handicap, what do they turn to for profit?

3. What effect does Sir Roderick Glossop have upon Bertie?

4. As his present fiance, Honoria makes a request that shocks Bertie to the core. What is it?

5. What is Bertie's plan for Bingo regarding Oswald?

6. Who was the Wooster eccentric who kept eleven pet rabbits in his bedroom?

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

8. What is the difference between Aunt Dahlia and Aunt Agatha?

9. Why does Aunt Agatha call Jeeves Bertie's keeper?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A protagonist is one who undergoes some change. Jeeves is a fully formed and never-changing character, so it follows that Bertie must be the protagonist in the book.

What changes does Bertie undergo? What is Bertie's story line? What challenges does he face? How does Bertie overcome the challenges? Is he a true protagonist? Does he have any real shift of perception, or is he simply a one-dimensional comic figure?

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

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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