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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?
(a) He says she has already left for home.
(b) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.
(c) He claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(d) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.

2. Which of the following words best describe the attitude reflected in Mr. B's proposition and in the articles that he presents to Pamela?
(a) Penitence, reflection and regret.
(b) Pride, arrogance and disrespect.
(c) Pride, generosity and concern.
(d) Humility, generosity and self-confidence.

3. Pamela's worries about Mr. B's safety and about what he might have heard from Mrs. Jewkes about Pamela, suggest that she has mixed feelings about Mr. B even though he has been so brutal to her; which of the following literary devices is exemplified in this situation?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Sarcasm.
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Irony.

4. After the dinner party when Mr B disguises himself and frightens Pamela, how does she react?
(a) She calls for Mrs. Jewkes.
(b) She runs out of the house.
(c) She screams out for Mrs. Jervis to come.
(d) She shrieks and faints then awakens to find Mr. B gone.

5. In whom does Pamela confide about the incident with Mr. B?
(a) Lady Davers.
(b) Jonathan.
(c) Mrs. Jervis.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes.

6. How does Pamela respond to her parents' advice?
(a) She defends Mr. B against accusations.
(b) She promises to be careful.
(c) She dismisses their advice.
(d) She agrees with their advice.

7. At the beginning of Section 6, what tragedy befalls Mr. Williams?
(a) He is involved in an accident.
(b) Mr. B attacks him for interfering with Pamela.
(c) He is attacked by two rogues and his belongings are stolen.
(d) He is dismissed from the Church.

8. How does Lady Davers respond to Pamela when she visits?
(a) She mocks her simplicity.
(b) She describes her as incompetent to continue working.
(c) She warns her against trying to seduce Mr. B.
(d) She praises her and speaks of hiring her.

9. What reference to marriage does Mr. B include in the articles that he sets out in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He will review the possibility of marrying her after two years.
(b) There is no reference to marriage
(c) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(d) He will marry her after she has a child.

10. In Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B agrees to let Pamela go home, what is Pamela's attitude toward Mr. B?
(a) She wishes him well for his mother's sake.
(b) She has mixed feelings about him.
(c) She hates him.
(d) She is determined to take revenge.

11. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?
(a) She is telling lies on him.
(b) He will be marrying soon.
(c) He is tired of her hypocrisy.
(d) She is too much trouble.

12. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?
(a) Ten.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Seven.
(d) Five.

13. In her desperation to escape from Lincolnshire, Pamela contemplates suicide but she later decides against it; why?
(a) She receives a letter of inspiration from her parents.
(b) She is too afraid.
(c) She fears that it will send her soul to eternal damnation.
(d) She thinks the situation is not worth her life

14. What is Pamela's response to the idea proposed by Mr. Williams?
(a) She rejects it until she can see her parents.
(b) She rejects the idea unless Mr. B consents.
(c) She agrees.
(d) She dismisses it altogether.

15. After the dinner party when Mr. B disguises himself, what is Mr. B's response to Mrs. Jervis?
(a) He moves her to another estate
(b) He dismisses her because she knows too much.
(c) He dismisses her because she threatens to reveal his actions.
(d) He dismisses her because she takes Pamela's side against him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Pamela wish that Mr. B would give her money instead of nice clothes?

2. By the end of Section 1, it is evident that the author is making use of the epistolary style of writing. To what does this refer?

3. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?

4. In Section 4 when Mr. B writes to Mr. Andrews, what does Mr. B allege about the liberties he has taken with Pamela?

5. In what century was "Pamela" written?

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