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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 Peter Pounce?
2. When the thief is apprehended in the inn, what is returned to Joseph?
3. Whose Methodist doctrines do Adam and Barnabas discuss that invoke the ire of the clergy?
4. What does Barnabas doubt that Adams can profit from selling?
5. What does Adams discover that Wilson put in his provisions that makes him a kind and generous man to them?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the inn hostess initially helpful to Adam?
2. What does Fielding introduce through the character of Barnabas in regards to clergy?
3. How does Fielding contrast Barnabas and the surgeon with Adams, Joseph, and Betty?
4. What does the attack by the master's hounds reveal about the master?
5. How are Wilson and Adams similar in virtue?
6. How does Lady Booby try to prevent Fanny from marrying Joseph?
7. Why is Lady Booby jealous of Fanny?
8. What does Joseph's encounter with the stagecoach reveal?
9. What is the major theme of Fielding's book?
10. What is the importance of the Preface to "Joseph Andrews" for the remainder of the book?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful establishes connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic, and kinesthetic stimuli. The author uses these images to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this story.
Essay Topic 2
Education is an important theme throughout the story. Who is educated? Who is not? What is the importance of a school education versus one of "real life"? How does Joseph gain knowledge in both? How does he change?
Essay Topic 3
Corruption in society is a prevailing theme of Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Fielding frequently refers to this theme, painting a bleak picture of London society. Which characters appear corrupt and why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Fielding describes?
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