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. Who is Mrs. Spenser Gregson?

2. What is the name of Uncle Willoughby's book?

3. Where does Bertie's uncle Willoughby live?

4. How does Bertie describe Lady Wickham?

5. Who is Honoria Glossop?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the song that is woven through Chapter 7 as a motif and focus?

2. What actually happens when Bertie's great romantic scenario with Bingo and Honoria takes place?

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

4. What does Bittlesham's worry cause him to do in terms of his nephew, Bingo?

5. Why is Bertie unable to say no to these brainy, pushy young women?

6. What is the malady from which the Duke of Ramfurline is suffering?

7. Whom does Uncle George end up marrying?

8. What is the reaction of the crowd when Tuppy comes out to sing "Sonny Boy"?

9. What does Aunt Agatha send Bertie off to East Dulwich to do after hearing that her brother wants to marry a waitress?

10. How does Bertie steal the dog McIntosh back from the Blumenfelds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Through out these stories, there is an element of great self-interest on the part of everyone, from Bertie to Jeeves, to the Bolshevist, to Claude and Eustace. Comedy often plays on the flaws and undisguised desires of its characters. Chose several examples of bold self-interest, and show how Wodehouse finds comedy in that.

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