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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How much does Lord Bittlesham give his nephew to investigate the situation?
2. Who is Bobbie Wickham?
3. What are some of the requests Miss Wickham makes for lunch?
4. Why does Aunt Agatha leave her dog with Bertie?
5. Who is Little Prudence Baxter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Farce must have a fast and intricate plot. Chose one of the stories in the book, and plot the twists and turns of the story. Show how Wodehouse constructed the plot to move faster and faster. Show how the obstacles are thrown in and what surprising turns the plot takes.
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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