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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 name of the pink-faced chappie?

2. How many cats are in Bertie's flat when Glossop is lunching?

3. How does Bertie describe Jeeves' manner of walking?

4. Who is Mrs. Spenser Gregson?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why are Claude and Eustace in possession of a hat, a dead fish, and three cats?

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

6. What does Bittlesham's worry cause him to do in terms of his nephew, Bingo?

7. How does Jeeves come to apply for the valet position?

8. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

9. What does Aunt Agatha send Bertie off to East Dulwich to do after hearing that her brother wants to marry a waitress?

10. When Bertie runs into old Bittlesham on St. James Street, at the beginning of Chapter 10, why is the older man so shaken?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wodehouse parodies the upper class mercilessly. In fact, during his lifetime, this parody was not appreciated by Britian's ruling class. What in these stories would offend an upper-class person? How would they feel about Jeeves being much more intelligent and powerful than his foppish master, Bertie? Would the upper-class reader be threatened by Jeeves?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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