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. Who is Mrs. Spenser Gregson?

3. In Chapter 3, what is the second way Bertie describes Honoria's laugh?

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

5. What is Sir Roderick Glossop's head like?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bertie want to go to Skeldings for Christmas?

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

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

4. What is the malady from which the Duke of Ramfurline is suffering?

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

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

7. Who is Meadowes?

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

9. What does the pastor, Old Heppenstall, do to Harold after the choir boy makes such a ruckus during the service?

10. How does Comrade Butt find out the real identity of Bingo Little?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Contrast the written dialogue of Bertie and Jeeves. What are the characteristics of Bertie's speech? Find three of the best examples of things only Bertie could/would say. What are the characteristics of Jeeves' dialogue? Find three examples of specifically Jeeves-like dialogue. Contrast and compare the two men verbally.

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