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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What it is that Tuppy Glossop has come to tell Bertie?
2. Who does Bertie meet while listening to the speakers?
3. Who is Bobbie Wickham?
4. In Chapter 10, where does Bingo take his new love for a date?
5. Who is Harold, the page boy?
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
This collection of short stories is presented as a book.
What are the themes that tie the short stories together and make it a cohesive collection of tales? What characters carry through many of the episodes? What is the overarching story told by the smaller episodes?
Essay Topic 3
The life of the idle rich is often of interest to us. Bertie floats from place to place with no real purpose but to eat, drink, and be merry. What is it about this life of Bertie's that draws the reader in?
What is Bertie's daily life like as described in this book? What is his purpose in life? Why are readers drawn in by this kind of life and character?
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