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 kid's" general response to Bertie in Chapter 2 when he meets him on the bridge?

2. What does Aunt Agatha call Jeeves?

3. What does Jeeves generally do with his emotions?

4. Who is Honoria Glossop?

5. Who is Lord Rainsby?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is it about Bertie that inspires brainy girls like Honoria and Florence to try to turn him into a better, smarter man?

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

3. Who wins the Sermon Handicap?

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

5. Why are there three cats in Bertie's bedroom during the lunch with Sir Roderick?

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

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

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

9. What does Aunt Agatha say is the slight snag in the marital plans of Honoria and Bertie?

10. How does Bertie deduce that Uncle George is planning to marry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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