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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 15: pages 388-412.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Mr. B relates the story behind the visit to the establishment where they meet a new person, what does Mr. B confess to Pamela about his previous intentions towards her?
(a) He always knew he would marry her.
(b) He hoped to have her as his mistress.
(c) He hoped to overcome his feelings for her.
(d) He originally intended to ruin her.

2. Pamela overhears a conversation between Mr. B and Mrs. Jewkes in Section 8. What aspect of this conversation causes a change in her attitude to Mr. B?
(a) Mrs. Jewkes is appealing to Mr. B to save Pamela from disgrace.
(b) Mr. B refuses to go along with Mrs. Jewkes' suggestion that he should ruin Pamela.
(c) Lady Davers is appealing to Mr. B not to disgrace the family with any further rumors about Pamela and himself.
(d) Lady Davers is appealing to Mr. B to make an honest woman of Pamela.

3. When Pamela arrives for tea at Mr. Simons and relates the incident with Lady Davers, how do Sir Simon's guests respond to Pamela?
(a) Everyone praises her.
(b) They question her about her past.
(c) They are polite but aloof.
(d) They are distant.

4. After her marriage, how does the author provide humor when Pamela tries to write Mrs. Jervis about her reinstatement?
(a) He makes humorous comments about the gentry.
(b) He refers to Mr. B making jokes with Pamela.
(c) He refers to Pamela not knowing how to sign her new name.
(d) He makes humorous comments about the servants.

5. How are Pamela's chastity and innocence demonstrated after her marriage?
(a) Her fear that she will not live up to Mr. B's expectations.
(b) Her fears of the consummation of marriage on the wedding night.
(c) Her fear that Mr. B will hurt her again.
(d) Her fear of Lady Davers' response.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Section 7 after his failed proposition and his failed attempt to seduce Pamela, what concessions does Mr. B make to allow Pamela more freedom?

2. Why is it useful for the author to bring Pamela back to Bedfordshire after her marriage?

3. When Mr. B and Pamela make the visit to the establishment just outside of Bedfordshire, to whom is Pamela introduced there?

4. Because the author treats the actual wedding in such an incidental way, this event could be described as a let-down or disappointment to readers expecting a big event. Which of the following terms would best describe such a let-down or disappointment?

5. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?

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