Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism 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. When Mrs. Slipslop is suspiciously affectionate toward Joseph, one lady begs for the story of _____to be resumed in order to avoid improper consequences

2. Where are Joseph and Fanny talking when Adams argues with the host of the inn about life and necessities?

3. What does Adams want from Trulliber?

4. Since Joseph is not well enough to travel, from whom does Adams ask to borrow money to travel?

5. Who does the the squire's retinue kidnap?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the theme that Fielding illustrates through the argument in the alehouse and Mrs. Slipslop's arrival?

2. How are the natures of Adams and Mrs. Slipslop revealed in their responses to Joseph and Fanny's reunion?

3. Why is Lady Booby jealous of Fanny?

4. How do Adams and the sportsman differ in their reaction to the screams of the young woman?

5. When Mrs. Slipslop's encourages Lady Booby to marry Joseph, why is Lady Booby indignant?

6. How is Trulliber revealed as a greedy clergyman?

7. Why is Pounce considered selfish by Adams despite rescuing Fanny?

8. When Adams's wife chides him on opposing the Booby household, what does Adam reveal about his inclinations?

9. Why does Wilson fail to participate in Harriet's father's trade?

10. What does the gold that Joseph gives Fanny symbolize?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Adventure is a recurring theme in Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Why is adventure important? How does this help Joseph grow? How does this whet his appetite for life? Describe some of the changes and experiences Joseph has through his adventures. Do these changes result in positive or negative consequences?

Essay Topic 2

Fielding employs simple, minimalist, yet effective language that employs powerful symbolism. Choose an example of symbolism, briefly describe it, and identify the technique which it embodies.

Essay Topic 3

Describe some of the settings for Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings, even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in the tales?

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