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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. When Bingo sees Dalphne, what happens?
2. What has Aunt Agatha convinced Sir Roderick of?
3. Who is Lord Rainsby?
4. How does Bingo describe Honoria Glossop?
5. What is the name of Bertie's previous valet?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the malady from which the Duke of Ramfurline is suffering?
2. Where had Bertie and Jeeves met the father and son team of the Blumenfelds previously?
3. Upon popping into the oyster bar at Buck's, who does Bertie run into?
4. Who is McIntosh?
5. What does Bertie do to assure that the young Master Blumenfeld is happy about Bobbie Wickham's mother's play?
6. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?
7. What is the reaction of the crowd when Tuppy comes out to sing "Sonny Boy"?
8. What does the pastor, Old Heppenstall, do to Harold after the choir boy makes such a ruckus during the service?
9. Who wins the Sermon Handicap?
10. Whom is Bingo Little in love with in Chapter 2?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
What are the types of men who are in these stories? What stock characters surround Bertie and Jeeves? Do you see categories? Or are the men more individualistic than the female characters are? Discuss several of the male characters, and analyze them in terms of their effect upon Bertie.
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