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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 type of suit would Jeeves prefer Bertie wear?
2. What does "S to the core" mean?
3. In Chapter 2, what does Aunt Agatha believe that the right wife would do for Bertie?
4. What is the blow in Chapter 4?
5. Why is Jeeves disappointed at the beginning of Chapter 6?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who in the family may have inherited Uncle Henry's eccentricities?
2. Who does Uncle George want to marry?
3. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?
4. What is Bertie's plan for Bingo regarding Oswald?
5. In Chapter 6, why is Jeeves upset that Bertie wants to go to Skeldings for Christmas?
6. Who was the Wooster eccentric who kept eleven pet rabbits in his bedroom?
7. Why was Bingo not in the bushes to rescue Oswald?
8. Who is Bingo Little's rival when it comes to Charlotte Rowbotham?
9. How does Jeeves come to apply for the valet position?
10. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
These stories are very much planted in a particular time and place, yet they seem to continue to be popular decades after they were written. What is it about Bertie and Jeeves that has timeless appeal? Why has the humor of these stories lasted? What are the key elements that seem to be evidently timeless?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Contrast the written dialogue of Bertie and Jeeves. What are the characteristics of Bertie's speech? Find three of the best examples of things only Bertie could/would say. What are the characteristics of Jeeves' dialogue? Find three examples of specifically Jeeves-like dialogue. Contrast and compare the two men verbally.
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