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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What explodes at evening service?
2. When will Cora be singing at the club?
3. How many Oxford students are marooned with Eustace & Claude?
4. How does Bertie describe Tuppy's opera singer?
5. What is one of the races under consideration?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the use of names in this collection of stories? Go through the names that Wodehouse chooses for his characters. What do they reveal about the characters? Why are they funny? How does the author use nicknames? How is class identity shown through the names characters are given?
Essay Topic 2
The relationship between Jeeves and Bertie (a higher intelligence watching over a less capable soul) is similar to the one between Bertie and Bingo.
Describe the similarities between Jeeves and how he takes care of Bertie, and Bertie's attempts to do this with Bingo. What is the dynamic operating between caretaker and taken-care-of in this book? What does Bertie need from Jeeves? What does Bingo need from Bertie?
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?
This section contains 311 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)