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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does he hear on Sunday morning in Chapter 9?
2. Who was the disguised speaker?
3. What can Prudence do?
4. What does old Rowbotham want to do?
5. What is Bertie singing in his bath at the beginning of Chapter 7?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
The style of writing that Wodehouse employs for this novel is very casual. Much of it is written in a conversational style.
Find some examples that are "Wodehousean" in style: casual sentence structure; use of capital letters to replace words; silly words and nicknames; other unique characteristics of Wodehouse.
Essay Topic 3
What is the style of writing that Wodehouse chooses for this book? Relate this to his famous quote: "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right down deep into life and not caring a damn."
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