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. Who is Spenser?

2. What is Bingo's charge fishing for on the bridge?

3. What does Honoria tell the wet Bertie to do?

4. What does Jeeves serve Sir Roderick for lunch in Chapter 4?

5. How are Claude and Eustace related?

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

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

4. How does Jeeves come to apply for the valet position?

5. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?

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

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

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

9. What does Bittlesham's worry cause him to do in terms of his nephew, Bingo?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Hyperbole is exaggeration in writing and is used in both comedy and drama. Show how Wodehouse uses hyperbole to heighten the comedy of these stories. Pick four concrete examples, explain why they are hyperbole, and analyze them in terms of what they do in the story.

Essay Topic 2

Jeeves has become, over time, a very popular and enduring character. In some way, he has become an archetype. Describe the character of Jeeves, and discuss what it is about the character that is so interesting and has made such a mark upon popular culture. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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