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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. Who is Honoria Glossop?

2. How much water does Bertie wring out of his wet clothing?

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

4. What is under Bertie's bed that the cats want?

5. What is the reason Bertie wants to go to Skeldings?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the hot water bottle in Sir Roderick Glossop's bed get punctured twice?

4. Once Bertie and Bingo no longer have an advantage in the Choir Boys' Handicap, what do they turn to for profit?

5. In contrast to Bertie's opinion of Honoria Glossop, what does Bingo Little think of her?

6. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

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

8. Where had Bertie and Jeeves met the father and son team of the Blumenfelds previously?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the use of names in this collection of stories? Go through the names that Wodehouse chooses for his characters. What do they reveal about the characters? Why are they funny? How does the author use nicknames? How is class identity shown through the names characters are given?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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