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 is Bingo's charge fishing for on the bridge?

2. Who is poor Uncle Henry?

3. In Chapter 3, what is the second way Bertie describes Honoria's laugh?

4. What happened to Willoughby and Florence's father in 1887?

5. Who is Honoria Glossop?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 4, what odd event happens to Sir Roderick on his way to the club?

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

3. In Chapter 6, why is Jeeves upset that Bertie wants to go to Skeldings for Christmas?

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

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

6. Upon popping into the oyster bar at Buck's, who does Bertie run into?

7. Who does Uncle George want to marry?

8. Who is, surprisingly, part of the revolutionary group Heralds of the Red Dawn?

9. What effect does Sir Roderick Glossop have upon Bertie?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).

How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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