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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Bingo's problem with the name of his beloved in Chapter 11?
2. What does Bertie like to do in August?
3. Why does Bertie put up with Bingo's constant shenanigans?
4. Who pulls off Bingo's beard?
5. In her note, when does Aunt Agatha expect her dog back?
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 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?
Essay Topic 3
Hyperbole is exaggeration in writing and is used in both comedy and drama. Show how Wodehouse uses hyperbole to heighten the comedy of these stories. Pick four concrete examples, explain why they are hyperbole, and analyze them in terms of what they do in the story.
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