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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who engineered the beard pulling?
2. Who is working at Twing Hall in Chapter 11?
3. How does Bertie describe the performance of Ocean Breeze at Goodwood?
4. Who wakes Bertie at the beginning of Chapter 8?
5. What does Bertie like to do in August?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The style of writing that Wodehouse employs for this novel is very casual. Much of it is written in a conversational style.
Find some examples that are "Wodehousean" in style: casual sentence structure; use of capital letters to replace words; silly words and nicknames; other unique characteristics of Wodehouse.
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
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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