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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 Mr. B kisses Pamela while she is in bed, she almost ________ out of fear.
2. What does Thomas Gray think Fielding's incidents are while his character portraits are natural?
3. What clothes does Shamela wear in Letter 7 that prevent Mr. Booby from recognizing her?
4. When Adams marries Joseph and Fanny, where do the couple retire to with money given by Mr. Booby to Fanny?
5. Who writes a dedication to "The History of the Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero"?
Short Essay Questions
1. In "An Essay on the Knowledge of the Characters of Men," what does Fielding say about deceit?
2. How is Pamela different from Shamela in her reaction to Mr. Booby?
3. What is the significance of the night adventures at Booby Hall according to Mark Spilka's "Comic Resolution in Fielding's 'Joseph Andrews'"?
4. In Martin C. Battlestin's "Thematic Meaning and Structure," what motifs are revealed?
5. When Joseph rescues Fanny from the ill intentions of Beau Didapper, what does Lady Booby's presence at Adam's house reveal?
6. Why does Shamela plot to seduce Mr. Booby?
7. Why is Pamela uncomfortable at the Lincolnshire estate where she is abducted?
8. What does Wilson's choices in London reveal about his character?
9. What is the comparison in Marivaux's novel that is similar to Fielding's work?
10. In "Essay on Reputation," how does Fielding distinguish virtue and vice?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Choose a character that Joseph grows to like and become familiar with. How does their relationship evolve?
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
Corruption in society is a prevailing theme of Joseph Andrews; with Shamela; and Related Writings. Fielding frequently refers to this theme, painting a bleak picture of London society. Which characters appear corrupt and why? Which characters appear to rise above corruption even if they were initially vulnerable to it? What is your opinion of the society that Fielding describes?
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