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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are some of the requests Miss Wickham makes for lunch?
2. What does young Master Blumenfeld compare Bertie to?
3. How does Bertie describe Tuppy's opera singer?
4. What is the betting proposition in Chapter 12?
5. What is Mr. Blumenfeld's profession?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Hyperbole 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.
Essay Topic 2What 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 3This 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?
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