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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 was Bertie's major challenge in the set-up of Chapter 3?

2. What souvenirs had the Oxford boys picked up in London?

3. What does Bertie plan to offer Sir Roderick for lunch?

4. What does Sir Roderick NOT partake of?

5. What is Sir Roderick president of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Whom does Uncle George end up marrying?

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

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

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

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

6. Who is Jeeves?

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

8. What does Aunt Agatha announce at her lunch with Bertie in Chapter 2?

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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