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. Who is the woman that set out to find Joseph after hearing of his misfortunes?

2. Lady Booby is angry when Adams announces the _____ of marriage between Joseph and Fanny at church.

3. When Mrs. Slipslop is suspiciously affectionate toward Joseph, one lady begs for the story of _____to be resumed in order to avoid improper consequences

4. Who is Wilson?

5. What does Fielding think biography teaches people about?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Pamela different from Shamela in her reaction to Mr. Booby?

3. In "Rewriting Pamela: Social Change and Religious Faith in 'Joseph Andrews,'" how does Fielding deal with class conflict according to Crea?

4. How do Adam and Lady Booby differ in their reaction to Joseph and Fanny's arrival after Joseph rescues Fanny?

5. Why does the squire pursue Adams, Joseph, and Fanny?

6. How is Le Roman Comique similar to Joseph Andrews?

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

8. What does Fielding reveal about Betty through her actions that shows some conflict in her character?

9. In what ways does Joseph reveal that he is maturing in how he responds to the gentleman's visit, differing from Adam's point of view?

10. What is the comparison in Marivaux's novel that is similar to Fielding's work?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Coming of age is a major theme of Joseph Andrews. How is this theme explored and expressed in the book? What experiences does Joseph have that help him progress into adulthood?

Essay Topic 2

Explain Fielding's use of humor in the story. Cite examples of at least two different instances of humor, and explain why the author used them where he did.

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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