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. Who does Bertie run into at Buck's?

2. Who doesn't like Jeeves?

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

4. What does Bertie recommend doing to the child on the bridge?

5. What club do Claude and Eustace want to join?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Bertie steal the dog McIntosh back from the Blumenfelds?

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

4. Why did Prudence Baxter end up winning the egg and spoon race?

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

6. Who is McIntosh?

7. Why was Bingo not in the bushes to rescue Oswald?

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

9. How does Jeeves come to apply for the valet position?

10. What does the title of the chapter "The Purity of the Turf" refer to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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