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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Tuppy plan to woo his opera singer?
2. Who else is coming to lunch, according to Bobbie Wickham?
3. What does young Master Blumenfeld compare Bertie to?
4. Who is Bingo in love with in Chapter 11?
5. What are the boys betting on in the Great Sermon Handicap?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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."
Essay Topic 2
What are the types of men who are in these stories? What stock characters surround Bertie and Jeeves? Do you see categories? Or are the men more individualistic than the female characters are? Discuss several of the male characters, and analyze them in terms of their effect upon Bertie.
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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