Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Chapter 2, whom does Bertie describe as a plague spot?
2. What had Honoria been doing to Bertie between Chapters 3 and 4?
3. What is the name of Uncle Willoughby's book?
4. Why does Honoria suddenly switch from calling him Mr. Wooster to calling him Bertie?
5. Whom is Bertie engaged to in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the pastor, Old Heppenstall, do to Harold after the choir boy makes such a ruckus during the service?
2. What is Bertie's plan for Bingo regarding Oswald?
3. What is the disguise that Bingo Little has worked up for himself so that he can pretend to be a Bolshevist?
4. Why does Tuppy Glossop not hear Bertie singing "Sonny Boy"?
5. When Bertie runs into old Bittlesham on St. James Street, at the beginning of Chapter 10, why is the older man so shaken?
6. Who in the family may have inherited Uncle Henry's eccentricities?
7. Why does Tuppy do to Bertie at the Drones Club?
8. What is the song that is woven through Chapter 7 as a motif and focus?
9. Who was the Wooster eccentric who kept eleven pet rabbits in his bedroom?
10. Who is the favorite in the Vicars' Sermon Handicap?
What is the use of names in this collection of stories? Go through the names that Wodehouse chooses for his characters. What do they reveal about the characters? Why are they funny? How does the author use nicknames? How is class identity shown through the names characters are given?
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?
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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