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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?
(a) Of neglecting her duties.
(b) Of being useless and artful.
(c) Of stealing.
(d) Of lying.

2. About what plan devised by Mr. B against Mr. Williams does Pamela accidentally read in a letter from Mr. B?
(a) He plans to have Mr. Williams imprisoned for debt.
(b) He plans to have Mr. Williams lose his house.
(c) He plans to use his influence to have Mr. Williams dismissed from the Church.
(d) He plans to cause Mr. Williams to be sued.

3. 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?
(a) At Mrs. Jewkes's house.
(b) At Mrs. Jervis's house.
(c) At a farmhouse.
(d) At Williams' house.

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

5. In what century was "Pamela" written?
(a) The seventeenth.
(b) The nineteenth.
(c) The sixteenth.
(d) The eighteenth.

6. Having agreed to Pamela's departure from Bedfordshire, what condition does Mr. B impose?
(a) Mrs. Jervis must accompany her.
(b) No one must accompany her.
(c) Her father should come to take her.
(d) She must be taken directly home.

7. As Mr. B makes his new approach to Pamela, what are the financial arrangements outlined in the articles of his proposition?
(a) He will pay Pamela's father a fixed sum to cover Pamela's expenses.
(b) He will contribute to paying off the debts of Pamela's parents.
(c) He will pay Pamela a stipend each month.
(d) He will give her five hundred guineas.

8. What reason does Mr. B give for insisting that he must find Pamela a husband?
(a) She is too pretty to escape the designs of men.
(b) To end his responsibility for her.
(c) To prevent her from having to work for him.
(d) To provide her with security.

9. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?
(a) He proposes marriage.
(b) He wants to take her out of Mr. B's reach.
(c) He proposes a visit to the clergyman.
(d) He proposes an appeal to Mr. B's sister, Lady Davers.

10. In the preface to the novel, what phrase is used to describe the category to which it belongs?
(a) Picaresque.
(b) Romance.
(c) Coming of age.
(d) Novel of manners.

11. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?
(a) He threatens to send her to a home for young women.
(b) He threatens to send her home.
(c) He suggests that she should go into service at the home of Lady Danvers.
(d) He suggests that she should go to work at the church.

12. According to the articles contained in Mr. B's proposition to Pamela, where will Pamela's property be located?
(a) London.
(b) Lincolnshire.
(c) Bedfordshire.
(d) Kent.

13. At the end of Section 2, what is the reaction of the other servants to Pamela's departure from Mr. B's estate?
(a) They mourn at her departure.
(b) They curse her for giving Mr. B a bad name.
(c) They are happy to see her go.
(d) They are indifferent.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?

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

3. 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?

4. In Section 3, of what does Mr. B accuse Pamela when he sees her dressed up at the dinner party?

5. When given the opportunity to apologize for her insolence and continue working, what does Mrs. Jervis do?

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