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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 is poor Uncle Henry?

2. Why does Honoria suddenly switch from calling him Mr. Wooster to calling him Bertie?

3. What does the Duke of Ramfurline believe he is?

4. What is the breakfast that fortifies Bertie in Chapter 6?

5. What has Aunt Agatha convinced Sir Roderick of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Chapter 6, why is Jeeves upset that Bertie wants to go to Skeldings for Christmas?

3. What is the difference between Aunt Dahlia and Aunt Agatha?

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

5. How does the hot water bottle in Sir Roderick Glossop's bed get punctured twice?

6. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?

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

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

9. Why are there three cats in Bertie's bedroom during the lunch with Sir Roderick?

10. Whom is Bingo Little in love with in Chapter 3?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jeeves has become, over time, a very popular and enduring character. In some way, he has become an archetype. Describe the character of Jeeves, and discuss what it is about the character that is so interesting and has made such a mark upon popular culture. Use examples from the book.

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

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?

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