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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of old Wickhammersley's youngest daughter?
2. What is Lord Bittlesham's actual first name, according to Bingo?
3. How does Bertie describe Tuppy's opera singer?
4. Who is Harold, the page boy?
5. What are some of the requests Miss Wickham makes for lunch?
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
The central relationship in this book is between Bertie and Jeeves. In Chapter 1, Jeeves is introduced for the first time. Wodehouse writes many short stories and novels about these two, and they have become a classic pair in literature (and later in the television version).
How does P.G. Wodehouse introduce Jeeves? What is the relationship that is immediately set up? What does Bertie think of Jeeves? What sort of first impression does he have? How does this set up the rest of the stories?
Essay Topic 3
A protagonist is one who undergoes some change. Jeeves is a fully formed and never-changing character, so it follows that Bertie must be the protagonist in the book.
What changes does Bertie undergo? What is Bertie's story line? What challenges does he face? How does Bertie overcome the challenges? Is he a true protagonist? Does he have any real shift of perception, or is he simply a one-dimensional comic figure?
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