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 Adam's wife chides him for opposing Lady Booby, what is he more concerned with doing?

2. Whose Methodist doctrines do Adam and Barnabas discuss that invoke the ire of the clergy?

3. Who sends for the clergyman in Chapter 13?

4. Why is Joseph removed to stables at the age of ten?

5. What kind of a priest does Adams converse with after escaping the squire's retinue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does London appear as a center of vice in Section 1: Joseph Andrews, Preface and Book 1, Chapters 1 through 12?

2. How do Mrs. Tow-wouse and Adams differ on money?

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

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

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

6. What does Fielding introduce through the character of Barnabas in regards to clergy?

7. What does the attack by the master's hounds reveal about the master?

8. How will Wilson be able to identify his lost son?

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

10. How are Wilson and Adams similar in virtue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Love and sexuality is a theme within the story. Describe how Joseph grows aware of sexuality and the principles he learns about love from his journey.

Essay Topic 2

Secrecy is a recurring theme in Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Which characters have secrets and what are they? How are these secrets revealed? Do these secrets result in ominous consequences or not? Do any of them have happy endings?

Essay Topic 3

There are many autobiographical features in Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings, and they are believed to belong to Fielding. Which aspects appear invented and which characters seem modeled or inspired by real people in Fielding's life?

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