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. From what does Parson Adam's good heart stem?

2. In the Preface to "Joseph Andrews," Henry Fielding defines his terms and distinguishes his story from ________________.

3. What does Parson Trulliber try to sell Adams?

4. Why is Lady Booby indignant with Mrs. Slipslop's encouragement to marry Joseph?

5. When Lady Booby returns home, the sight of ______ ignites her passion, causing her to argue with Mrs. SlipSlop.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the importance of the Preface to "Joseph Andrews" for the remainder of the book?

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

4. What is the significance of Leonora's tale?

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

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

7. What is the major theme of Fielding's book?

8. How is Trulliber revealed as a greedy clergyman?

9. How does Fielding contrast Barnabas and the surgeon with Adams, Joseph, and Betty?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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

The author uses more than one instance of irony in Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

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