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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. How does Bertie describe Jeeves' manner of walking?
2. How does Bertie describe Florence in Chapter 1?
3. In Chapter 1, what is the title of the book Florence has given Bertie to read?
4. How does Bingo describe Honoria Glossop?
5. Where do the Glossops live?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aunt Agatha say is the slight snag in the marital plans of Honoria and Bertie?
2. Upon popping into the oyster bar at Buck's, who does Bertie run into?
3. What does Aunt Agatha announce at her lunch with Bertie in Chapter 2?
4. Who is Bingo Little's rival when it comes to Charlotte Rowbotham?
5. Who in the family may have inherited Uncle Henry's eccentricities?
6. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?
7. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?
8. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?
9. What effect does Sir Roderick Glossop have upon Bertie?
10. Who is the favorite in the Vicars' Sermon Handicap?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).
How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?
Essay Topic 2
What are the types of men who are in these stories? What stock characters surround Bertie and Jeeves? Do you see categories? Or are the men more individualistic than the female characters are? Discuss several of the male characters, and analyze them in terms of their effect upon Bertie.
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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