Joseph Andrews ; with Shamela ; and Related Writings: Authoritative Texts, Backgrounds and Sources, Criticism Test | Final 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. What is written in the closing months of Sir Robert Walpole's ascendency as first commissioner of treasury?

2. Whose character do critics of Fielding's work all appear to support?

3. When Joseph notices Didapper try to lay hold of Fanny, what ensues shortly thereafter?

4. What does Parson Williams advise Shamela to deny regarding Henrietta?

5. In "Essay on Reputation," Fielding claims that it is hard to distinguish virtue and wisdom from _________.

Short Essay Questions

1. In Martin C. Battlestin's "Thematic Meaning and Structure," what motifs are revealed?

2. In "Essay on Reputation," how does Fielding distinguish virtue and vice?

3. How do Adams and Joseph reveal the essential virtues of the good man?

4. In Dick Taylor Jr.'s "Joseph as Hero in 'Joseph Andrews,'" how is Joseph characterized?

5. What is the significance of the night adventures at Booby Hall according to Mark Spilka's "Comic Resolution in Fielding's 'Joseph Andrews'"?

6. Why do many critics like Fielding's characterization of Adams?

7. In "Essay on Good Nature," what does Fielding say about good and ill nature?

8. What does Thomas Gray say about Fielding's work?

9. Why does Shamela plot to seduce Mr. Booby?

10. In Sheldon Sacks's "Fielding's Guidance of the Reader's Attitudes in Book 1, Chapters 1-11," how is the narrator described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Describe some of the settings for Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period, and any pertinent popular culture events. How do these settings, even if imaginary, reflect modern settings or culture? Why did the author choose to use these places in the tales?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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