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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. In Chapter 2, whom does Bertie describe as a plague spot?

2. What had Honoria been doing to Bertie between Chapters 3 and 4?

3. What is the name of Uncle Willoughby's book?

4. Why does Honoria suddenly switch from calling him Mr. Wooster to calling him Bertie?

5. Whom is Bertie engaged to in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the pastor, Old Heppenstall, do to Harold after the choir boy makes such a ruckus during the service?

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

3. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?

4. Why does Tuppy Glossop not hear Bertie singing "Sonny Boy"?

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

6. Who in the family may have inherited Uncle Henry's eccentricities?

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

8. What is the song that is woven through Chapter 7 as a motif and focus?

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

10. Who is the favorite in the Vicars' Sermon Handicap?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

This collection of short stories is presented as a book.

What are the themes that tie the short stories together and make it a cohesive collection of tales? What characters carry through many of the episodes? What is the overarching story told by the smaller episodes?

Essay Topic 2

These stories are very much planted in a particular time and place, yet they seem to continue to be popular decades after they were written. What is it about Bertie and Jeeves that has timeless appeal? Why has the humor of these stories lasted? What are the key elements that seem to be evidently timeless?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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