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

2. Why does Bingo Little love little Oswald?

3. How many cats are in Bertie's flat when Glossop is lunching?

4. What does Bertie feel like when submerged in the pond?

5. In Chapter 5, what happens to Sir Roderick on his taxi ride on his way to visit Bertie for lunch?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why was Bingo not in the bushes to rescue Oswald?

5. Whom does Uncle George end up marrying?

6. What happens to the Sermon Handicap favorite?

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

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

9. Once Bertie and Bingo no longer have an advantage in the Choir Boys' Handicap, what do they turn to for profit?

10. Why are Claude and Eustace in possession of a hat, a dead fish, and three cats?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the style of writing that Wodehouse chooses for this book? Relate this to his famous quote: "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right down deep into life and not caring a damn."

Essay Topic 2

A protagonist is one who undergoes some change. Jeeves is a fully formed and never-changing character, so it follows that Bertie must be the protagonist in the book.

What changes does Bertie undergo? What is Bertie's story line? What challenges does he face? How does Bertie overcome the challenges? Is he a true protagonist? Does he have any real shift of perception, or is he simply a one-dimensional comic figure?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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