Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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?
The style of writing that Wodehouse employs for this novel is very casual. Much of it is written in a conversational style.
Find some examples that are "Wodehousean" in style: casual sentence structure; use of capital letters to replace words; silly words and nicknames; other unique characteristics of Wodehouse.
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.
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