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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What event results in Pamela's first letter to her parents?
(a) The loss of Pamela's job.
(b) The death of Pamela's lady.
(c) Mr. B's gift.
(d) Mr. B's advances.

2. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?
(a) He says virtue is of great importance.
(b) He says her virtue is important to her future.
(c) He says virtue is important if she wants a good husband.
(d) He says virtue is more important than life.

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

4. In Section 4, when Pamela hears of the possibility of Mr. B visiting Lincolnshire, how does she try to end the problems between her and Mr. B?
(a) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(b) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(c) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(d) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.

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

6. How does Pamela respond to Mr. B's proposition and the articles contained in it?
(a) She asks for time to consider.
(b) She accepts them but asks for two to be changed.
(c) She writes rejecting him and asking him to reconsider before ruining her.
(d) She asks to discuss the matter with her father.

7. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?
(a) They regret her situation but are unwilling to anger Mr. B by helping her.
(b) They are willing to help her.
(c) They are sorry for her.
(d) They consider her an outsider.

8. After Pamela's rejection of Mr. B's proposition, Mr B renews his attempt to take liberties with her, resulting in Pamela's fainting. What new worries face Pamela after this incident?
(a) She worries that they will never be able to speak to each other after this.
(b) She is afraid of what her parents will think.
(c) She worries that he took advantage of her after she fainted because of his approach to her.
(d) She worries that she may have given in to him after a drink.

9. How does Pamela react to the attempts of the ladies to see her at the dinner party?
(a) She wears a disguise.
(b) She hides in a closet.
(c) She hides in Mrs. Jervis' room.
(d) She goes out of the house.

10. At the beginning of Section 2, when Mr. B wants to give Pamela the gift of clothes, how does he try to gain her trust?
(a) By making Mrs. Jervis go with him.
(b) By making Mrs. Jervis give her.
(c) By making sure that the other servants receive gifts also.
(d) By having Lady Danvers join him.

11. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?
(a) They advise her to come home.
(b) They advise her to confide in Lady Davers.
(c) They warn her to be careful of Mr. B.
(d) They advise her to confide in one of the older servants.

12. When Mr. B arrives at Lincolnshire and ignores Pamela, what does Pamela worry about?
(a) That he is listening to Mrs. Jewkes' complaints against her.
(b) That he will resume his abuses.
(c) That he will cause Mr. Jewkes to limit Pamela's movements even more.
(d) That he will send her away.

13. How does Mr. B deal with the incident in which Pamela runs to her room and lies on the floor?
(a) He accuses Pamela of being a liar.
(b) He summons Mrs. Jervis and accuses Pamela of sullying his reputation when his advances were only in jest.
(c) He tells Mrs. Jervis to take Pamela to her sleep in her room.
(d) He threatens to dismiss Pamela and Mrs. Jervis.

14. To whom does Pamela write a letter referring to what Mr. Williams proposes?
(a) Mrs. Jervis.
(b) Her father.
(c) Mrs. Jewkes.
(d) Mr. B.

15. What explanation does Mr. B offer for not wanting Pamela to go to work for Lady Davers?
(a) She will not be treated as well as at his house.
(b) She will be ruined by the nephew of Lady Danvers.
(c) She will be seduced by older men in the neighborhood.
(d) She will not have as good a chance of becoming a lady.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Pamela is supposedly on her way home from Mr. B's estate with the coachman, where does Mr. B arrange for them to make the first stop?

2. What attitude does Mr. B show towards Pamela's virtue in Section 3 as she prepares to go home?

3. Upon hearing the response of the gentry toward her plight, what does Pamela ask Mr. Williams to do to help her?

4. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?

5. About what does Mr. B write to Pamela while she is waiting to go home in Section 5?

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