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Flashcards in Lucky Jim Deck (29):
1

When was Lucky Jim published?

1954

2

What does Jim Dixon teach?

Medieval History

3

Who is Jim's on-again, off-again love interest?

Margaret Peel

4

Who is the name of the Professor Jim is trying to impress to keep his job?

Professor Welch

5

What is the topic on which Jim is meant to give a public lecture?

Merrie England

6

What is the name of Welch's obnoxious son?

Bertrand

7

What is the name of Bertrand's girlfriend?

Christine

8

With what "movement" was Kingsley Amis originally identified as being part of?

The "Angry Young Men" - a 1950s movement which reacted against the stultification of conventional British life.

9

Of what type of example is this an early example?

The British Campus Novel

10

What are the names of Dixon's two friendly fellow boarders?

Bill Atkinson and Alfred Beesley

11

What is the name of Dixon's "enemy"?

Evan Johns

12

Who is Dixon's most enthusiastic (and annoying) student? What is his backstory?

Michie

He is an ex-serviceman, like Jim himself, though Michie actually *did* something during his time in the service.

13

Who says he will publish Dixon's article? What actually happens?

Caton; He publishes it under his own name and wins a department chair at a university in Argentina.

14

Where does Margaret stay after her "suicide attempt"?

The Welch's

15

What type of music does Welch especially appreciate?

Classical

16

Who is Christine's uncle?

Gore-Uruqhart, a famous art patron.

Bertrand wants a job with him as a secretary, a position Dixon eventually gets.

17

Who is Margaret's ex-fiance?

Catchpole

18

Where is the college where Jim teaches located?

No specific location is given, but it is "provincial"

19

With whom is Bertrand having an affair?

Carol Goldsmith

20

What is a central event in the novel (occupying six chapters)?

The evening of the university's summer ball

21

How old is Christine?

19

22

What is Carol Goldsmith's advice to Dixon?

To leave Margaret and pursue Christine; people in their 20s let other things get in the way of straightforward sexual attraction.

23

Who does Jim pretend to be on the phone to Bertrand?

A reporter from the Evening Post.

24

What is in the threatening letter Dixon sends Johns?

Dixon writes as if he is the infuriated lover of a woman Johns has been pursuing.

25

Who wins in the fight between Bertrand and Dixon?

Dixon

26

In the end, how many students sign up for Dixon's special subject?

One - Michie

27

When is a notable moment when Jim externalizing his opinions (having before kept them to himself)?

His fight with Bertrand

28

What does Dixon do to ruin his lecture?

For starters, he is *very* drunk. He also unintentionally (?) mimics Professor Welch, to the mirth of some and the anger of others.

29

Which friend frequently makes plans to help Dixon out of situations?

Atkinson