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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
What is the style of writing that Wodehouse chooses for this book? Relate this to his famous quote: "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right down deep into life and not caring a damn."
Essay Topic 2
Inherent in P.G. Wodehouse's work is the class system that existed in England (and still exists to some extent). The humor of Bertie and Jeeves is partly based on the absurdity of class. Bertie is clearly the lesser man, yet, in the English system, he has power over a man like Jeeves.
Describe the class system by using examples from the book. Where does the humor lie in the relationship between employer and servant? Why does it make us laugh when Jeeves is clearly the greater mind and man?
Essay Topic 3
Stock characters are a strong part of this book. Describe at least five characters and assign a type to them. Discuss why these types are so effective in a story with Bertie as the protagonist.
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