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 Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
The relationship between Jeeves and Bertie (a higher intelligence watching over a less capable soul) is similar to the one between Bertie and Bingo.
Describe the similarities between Jeeves and how he takes care of Bertie, and Bertie's attempts to do this with Bingo. What is the dynamic operating between caretaker and taken-care-of in this book? What does Bertie need from Jeeves? What does Bingo need from Bertie?
Essay Topic 3
A protagonist is one who undergoes some change. Jeeves is a fully formed and never-changing character, so it follows that Bertie must be the protagonist in the book.
What changes does Bertie undergo? What is Bertie's story line? What challenges does he face? How does Bertie overcome the challenges? Is he a true protagonist? Does he have any real shift of perception, or is he simply a one-dimensional comic figure?
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