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 Honoria Glossop?

2. What is the big trick when planning a singularly fruity binge or war maneuver?

3. How does Bertie describe Honoria Glossop?

4. Where are Claude and Eustace being educated?

5. How does Oswald get out of the pond?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are there three cats in Bertie's bedroom during the lunch with Sir Roderick?

2. Who does Uncle George want to marry?

3. In Chapter 4, what odd event happens to Sir Roderick on his way to the club?

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

5. Where had Bertie and Jeeves met the father and son team of the Blumenfelds previously?

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

7. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

8. Why was Bingo not in the bushes to rescue Oswald?

9. Why is Bertie unable to say no to these brainy, pushy young women?

10. How does Jeeves come to apply for the valet position?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Hyperbole is exaggeration in writing and is used in both comedy and drama. Show how Wodehouse uses hyperbole to heighten the comedy of these stories. Pick four concrete examples, explain why they are hyperbole, and analyze them in terms of what they do in the story.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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