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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. 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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Through out these stories, there is an element of great self-interest on the part of everyone, from Bertie to Jeeves, to the Bolshevist, to Claude and Eustace. Comedy often plays on the flaws and undisguised desires of its characters. Chose several examples of bold self-interest, and show how Wodehouse finds comedy in that.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Wodehouse loves to use literary allusions. Find several in the book and analyze them. Discuss the choice to have Bertie, a relatively negligible person with very little literary knowledge, narrate the book.

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