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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is in the living room while Bertie is in his bath in Chapter 7?
2. What does Steggles accidentally see on the golf course?
3. How much money does Bertie give Jeeves at the end of Chapter 10?
4. How many Oxford students are marooned with Eustace & Claude?
5. How does Bertie describe Tuppy's opera singer?
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
This collection of short stories is presented as a book.
What are the themes that tie the short stories together and make it a cohesive collection of tales? What characters carry through many of the episodes? What is the overarching story told by the smaller episodes?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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