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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 was Bertie's major challenge in the set-up of Chapter 3?

2. Who is poor Uncle Henry?

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

4. What happened to Willoughby and Florence's father in 1887?

5. How much water does Bertie wring out of his wet clothing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Whom does Uncle George end up marrying?

2. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

3. What does Aunt Agatha say is the slight snag in the marital plans of Honoria and Bertie?

4. Who is, surprisingly, part of the revolutionary group Heralds of the Red Dawn?

5. What does Aunt Agatha announce at her lunch with Bertie in Chapter 2?

6. What does Aunt Agatha send Bertie off to East Dulwich to do after hearing that her brother wants to marry a waitress?

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

8. Upon popping into the oyster bar at Buck's, who does Bertie run into?

9. How does Comrade Butt find out the real identity of Bingo Little?

10. Whom is Bingo Little in love with in Chapter 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Contrast the written dialogue of Bertie and Jeeves. What are the characteristics of Bertie's speech? Find three of the best examples of things only Bertie could/would say. What are the characteristics of Jeeves' dialogue? Find three examples of specifically Jeeves-like dialogue. Contrast and compare the two men verbally.

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