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. What does Bertie do after he drinks the hangover libation?

2. What is the name of Uncle Willoughby's book?

3. What is the name of the pink-faced chappie?

4. What is Ditteredge?

5. Where does Bertie's uncle Willoughby live?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Bertie unable to say no to these brainy, pushy young women?

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

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

5. Once Bertie and Bingo no longer have an advantage in the Choir Boys' Handicap, what do they turn to for profit?

6. What actually happens when Bertie's great romantic scenario with Bingo and Honoria takes place?

7. What does Jeeves serve Sir Roderick for lunch, and why?

8. When Jeeves is going on a vacation, he finds a temporary replacement. What does he tell the replacement about Bertie?

9. Who wins the Sermon Handicap?

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

What is the place of women in Bertie's world? What type of women (stock characters) appear in these stories? What is Bertie's relationship to them? Why does Jeeves keep rescuing Bertie from marrying?

Essay Topic 2

These stories are very much planted in a particular time and place, yet they seem to continue to be popular decades after they were written. What is it about Bertie and Jeeves that has timeless appeal? Why has the humor of these stories lasted? What are the key elements that seem to be evidently timeless?

Essay Topic 3

The style of writing that Wodehouse employs for this novel is very casual. Much of it is written in a conversational style.

Find some examples that are "Wodehousean" in style: casual sentence structure; use of capital letters to replace words; silly words and nicknames; other unique characteristics of Wodehouse.

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