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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Bertie meet while listening to the speakers?
2. Where is the big race in Chapter 9 held?
3. How many clergy are in the handicap?
4. Who engineered the beard pulling?
5. Who is in the living room while Bertie is in his bath in Chapter 7?
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
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
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."
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