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 is the blow in Chapter 4?

2. Who is Daphne Braythwayt?

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

4. What does Sir Roderick protect himself against the cats with?

5. Who delays Glossop at his club before his lunch with Bertie?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who wins the Sermon Handicap?

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

3. What happens at Goodwood with the race that Ocean Breeze is running?

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

5. Why does Aunt Agatha call Jeeves Bertie's keeper?

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

7. What does the title of the chapter "The Purity of the Turf" refer to?

8. Who is the favorite in the Vicars' Sermon Handicap?

9. Who was the Wooster eccentric who kept eleven pet rabbits in his bedroom?

10. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The life of the idle rich is often of interest to us. Bertie floats from place to place with no real purpose but to eat, drink, and be merry. What is it about this life of Bertie's that draws the reader in?

What is Bertie's daily life like as described in this book? What is his purpose in life? Why are readers drawn in by this kind of life and character?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).

How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?

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