The Most of P.G. Wodehouse Test | Final 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. Who is the Cook at the Steptoes' home?

2. What is the game that the captured man teaches the King?

3. What does Bertie's aunt ask him to do in "Jeeves and the Song of Songs"?

4. What is the name of Bradybury Fisher's prized valet in "High Stakes"?

5. Who does not want to sell the portrait?

Short Essay Questions

1. What deal does Bedford make with Emsworth in "Pig-hoo-o-o-o-ey!"?

2. How does Jeeves advise Bertie to break up Tuppy and Cora in "Jeeves and the Song of Songs"?

3. In "The Coming of Gowf,, how does the Grand Vizier distract the King from awaiting a visit from a princess?

4. How does Steggles ruin Bertie and company's chances of winning big on the footrace in "The Purity of the Turf"?

5. In "Quick Service," why does Lord Holbeton need money, and whom must he ask for it?

6. Why does Cuthbert Banks join the Literary Society in "The Clicking of Cuthbert"?

7. What does Brusiloff reveal about Cuthbert that wins him the admiration of Adeline?

8. Why does the King's brother object to the King's interest in 'gowf' in "The Coming of Gowf"?

9. What does Jeeves tell Bingo would be the best strategy to impress Mary Burgess in "The Metropolitan Touch"?

10. What insight does Bertie have which he hopes will help him win bets in "The Great Sermon Handicap"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the motif of luck in "The Most of P.G. Wodehouse." Which characters are lucky? Which are unlucky? How does a character's luck or lack of luck create a comedic undertone to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character Jeeves. Why is he considered the most popular of Wodehouse's characters? What are his defining character traits? Why is he a 'gentleman's hero'? What stories is he featured in, and what happens in these stories?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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