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 does Jeeves like about Monte Carlo?

2. Who is Edwin?

3. How does Bertie describe Lady Wickham?

4. In Chapter 2, what does Aunt Agatha believe that the right wife would do for Bertie?

5. How does Jeeves describe Bertie to the temporary valet replacement?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Jeeves?

2. What does Bertie do to assure that the young Master Blumenfeld is happy about Bobbie Wickham's mother's play?

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

4. Who is McIntosh?

5. What does the situation with Oswald remind Bertie of?

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

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

8. What is the difference between Aunt Dahlia and Aunt Agatha?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Farce must have a fast and intricate plot. Chose one of the stories in the book, and plot the twists and turns of the story. Show how Wodehouse constructed the plot to move faster and faster. Show how the obstacles are thrown in and what surprising turns the plot takes.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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