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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Bertie describe Tuppy's opera singer?
2. What is "Pipped on the Post"?
3. Who was the disguised speaker?
4. How does Tuppy plan to woo his opera singer?
5. What does Bertie like to do in August?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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