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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 does Honoria think she can do with Bertie?

2. Whom does Honoria bring back with her upon her arrival home in Chapter 3?

3. What does Jeeves like about Monte Carlo?

4. Where do the Glossops live?

5. What happened to Willoughby and Florence's father in 1887?

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. As his present fiance, Honoria makes a request that shocks Bertie to the core. What is it?

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

4. What is the reaction of the crowd when Tuppy comes out to sing "Sonny Boy"?

5. Who is the favorite in the Vicars' Sermon Handicap?

6. Who is McIntosh?

7. What does the pastor, Old Heppenstall, do to Harold after the choir boy makes such a ruckus during the service?

8. Why does Tuppy Glossop not hear Bertie singing "Sonny Boy"?

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

10. What is Bertie's plan for Bingo regarding Oswald?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The relationship between Jeeves and Bertie (a higher intelligence watching over a less capable soul) is similar to the one between Bertie and Bingo.

Describe the similarities between Jeeves and how he takes care of Bertie, and Bertie's attempts to do this with Bingo. What is the dynamic operating between caretaker and taken-care-of in this book? What does Bertie need from Jeeves? What does Bingo need from Bertie?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Inherent in P.G. Wodehouse's work is the class system that existed in England (and still exists to some extent). The humor of Bertie and Jeeves is partly based on the absurdity of class. Bertie is clearly the lesser man, yet, in the English system, he has power over a man like Jeeves.

Describe the class system by using examples from the book. Where does the humor lie in the relationship between employer and servant? Why does it make us laugh when Jeeves is clearly the greater mind and man?

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