The Most of P.G. Wodehouse Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Teddy get injured after dinner with the group in "Ukridge's Accident Syndicate"?

2. Who do Percy and Nelson purchase hats from?

3. What had Freddie told Drusilla and her father?

4. Where does Ukridge go to collect money from a shady-looking man?

5. How is Percy's date described?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Percy ruin Ukridge's chances with Myrtle in "Ukridge and the Old Stepper"?

2. What scheme does Ukridge come up with in the story "Buttercup Day"?

3. How does George plan to overcome his stammer in "The Truth About George"?

4. How is Barmy and Pongo's relationship strengthened by their mutual love for Angelia Briscoe?

5. How is Osbert Mulliner threatened in "The Ordeal of Osbert Mulliner"?

6. In "Noblesse Oblige," what mistake does Freddie Widgeon make when he meets an 'old friend' in Cannes?

7. How does Cyril Mulliner meet Amelia Bassett in "Strychnine in the Soup"?

8. What is the effect of the tonic Augustine takes in "Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo"?

9. What is the significance of the title "Tried in the Furnace"?

10. Why does Drusilla break off her date with Freddie in "Noblesse Oblige"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of fate in "The Most of P.G. Wodehouse." What are some examples of the motif of fate in the stories in the collection? How does Wodehouse use this element in a comical way?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss love and romance in Wodehouse's short stories. Does the author often focus on romance and love in his stories? What are some examples of stories which center around the romance of the protagonist and his love interest?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the manly pursuits which are often found in the stories. Why might Wodehouse have focused so many of his stories on and around the upper class male? What are some of the interests of these men? How do these interests play a part in the stories of the collection?

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