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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is "Pipped on the Post"?
2. What club do Bingo and Bittlesham come out of in Chapter 10?
3. What does Bertie like to do in August?
4. Why does Aunt Agatha leave her dog with Bertie?
5. How many Oxford students are marooned with Eustace & Claude?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Wodehouse parodies the upper class mercilessly. In fact, during his lifetime, this parody was not appreciated by Britian's ruling class. What in these stories would offend an upper-class person? How would they feel about Jeeves being much more intelligent and powerful than his foppish master, Bertie? Would the upper-class reader be threatened by Jeeves?
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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