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 angry when Joseph and Adams beat his hounds?

2. Who is Pamela in relationship to Lady Booby?

3. Who is treated poorly by servants that Adams notices and sends a boy to assist?

4. Where does the woman and Adams take shelter during a storm where she hears Joseph?

5. Who does Joseph turn to help him get married to his love?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Adams admonish Joseph for grieving over Fanny when she is kidnapped?

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 does Fielding contrast biographies and romances?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the social, cultural, and economic environment of Joseph Andrews. What are common customs? What is considered taboo? How do characters such as the Parson and clergyman offer his values and beliefs to Joseph? What effect does this have on Joseph and which values does he adopt?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Money has particular significance in the Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. What is the significance of having money in the story? Who chases after money? Who has money? Who loses money? Who gains money? What does Fielding ultimately say about money through Joseph and the priests and what is the importance of this discovery and theses characters' roles?

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