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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. Where has Bertie been invited for Christmas?

2. What is the blow in Chapter 4?

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

4. What souvenirs had the Oxford boys picked up in London?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jeeves serve Sir Roderick for lunch, and why?

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

3. What is the song that is woven through Chapter 7 as a motif and focus?

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

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

6. Who is Meadowes?

7. Who is Bingo Little's rival when it comes to Charlotte Rowbotham?

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

9. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

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

Essay 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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