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 sent Worplesdon to France forever?

2. What does Sir Roderick NOT partake of?

3. Where does Bertie live?

4. Who is at the top of Sir Roderick's list of "Loonies I have Lunched With"?

5. How does Jeeves describe Bertie to the temporary valet replacement?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Meadowes?

4. Why does Florence Craye give Bertie serious books to read?

5. What is it that Jeeves does upon arrival that endears him to Bertie?

6. How does Bertie deduce that Uncle George is planning to marry?

7. What does Jeeves serve Sir Roderick for lunch, and why?

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

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

10. Whom does Uncle George end up marrying?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Wodehouse loves to use literary allusions. Find several in the book and analyze them. Discuss the choice to have Bertie, a relatively negligible person with very little literary knowledge, narrate the book.

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