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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 planning to sing at the club?
2. How does Bertie describe the performance of Ocean Breeze at Goodwood?
3. What does the opera singer do to Bertie's apartment ceiling?
4. Who is running the Great Sermon Handicap?
5. What it is that Tuppy Glossop has come to tell Bertie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Through out these stories, there is an element of great self-interest on the part of everyone, from Bertie to Jeeves, to the Bolshevist, to Claude and Eustace. Comedy often plays on the flaws and undisguised desires of its characters. Chose several examples of bold self-interest, and show how Wodehouse finds comedy in that.
Essay Topic 3
The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).
How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?
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