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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?
(a) Clothes.
(b) Four guineas.
(c) To pay her way home.
(d) A job in his sister's house.

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

3. 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 Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(b) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(c) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(d) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.

4. How does Mr. B make things worse with Pamela after his return?
(a) He attacks her.
(b) He ignores her.
(c) He kisses and gropes her.
(d) He beats her.

5. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?
(a) Mr. B forbids Mr. Williams to help her.
(b) The death of Mr. Williams' colleague.
(c) Mr. Andrews asks Mr. Williams to stay out of the situation.
(d) Mr. Williams no longer wants to help her.

6. What is Mr. B's first response to seeing Pamela writing to her parents?
(a) He chastises her for neglecting his mother.
(b) He chastises her for neglecting the household duties.
(c) He praises her.
(d) He calls her childish and simple.

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

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

9. 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 indifferent.
(d) They are happy to see her go.

10. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?
(a) That she will be met there by Mrs. Jewkes who will go with her to Bedfordshire.
(b) That he means to save her from a dangerous love affair.
(c) That she must be kept there until her father comes for her.
(d) That she needs to be kept there until Mr. B can join her.

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

12. Upon hearing the response of the gentry toward her plight, what does Pamela ask Mr. Williams to do to help her?
(a) To send back her letters.
(b) To pray for her.
(c) To appeal to Mr. B on her behalf.
(d) To send her letters to her parents and pray for her.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?

2. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?

3. What is the alternative title of the novel?

4. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?

5. How does Pamela respond to Mr. B's proposition and the articles contained in it?

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