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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Comrade Butt?
2. How many Oxford students are marooned with Eustace & Claude?
3. How much money does Bertie give Jeeves at the end of Chapter 10?
4. How does Bertie describe the performance of Ocean Breeze at Goodwood?
5. Who is Bobbie Wickham?
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
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
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?
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