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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. After being confronted by Pamela, what does Robin do about his assistance to Mr. B and his scheme against Pamela?
(a) He apologizes.
(b) He tells Pamela that he will make it up to her by helping her.
(c) He promises to stop helping Mr. B.
(d) He explains that he has no choice but to help Mr. B.

3. How does Pamela respond to being let down by Mr. Williams?
(a) She forbids him to see her.
(b) Pamela writes him, chiding him for his openness.
(c) She refuses to speak with him.
(d) She forgives him.

4. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?
(a) She meets Mr. Williams at the church and seeks help.
(b) She meets Mr. Williams at the post office and describes her plight.
(c) She hides a letter to Mr. Williams asking him to help her escape.
(d) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to ask him to help her.

5. In the same letter, what other allegations does Mr. B make about Pamela?
(a) That Pamela no longer wishes to work for him.
(b) That Pamela has been insolent to him.
(c) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.
(d) That Pamela has begun a romantic correspondence with a penniless clergyman.

6. While becoming more restricted by Mrs. Jewkes at Lincolnshire, how does Pamela try to get help?
(a) She write to Mr. Longman.
(b) She identifies a sober clergyman whom she trusts to help her.
(c) She writes to Sir Simon.
(d) She asks Mrs Jewkes to help her.

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

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

9. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?
(a) He dismisses her.
(b) He threatens to dismiss her.
(c) He appears in his nightgown in Pamela's sleeping quarters.
(d) He chastises her for dressing up like a lady.

10. What attitude does Mr. B show towards Pamela's virtue in Section 3 as she prepares to go home?
(a) He considers it insincere.
(b) He mocks it and predicts that someone will have it.
(c) He respects it.
(d) He considers it an obstacle.

11. 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.

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

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 thinks the situation is not worth her life
(c) She is too afraid.
(d) She fears that it will send her soul to eternal damnation.

14. 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) He will marry her after she has a child.
(c) There is no reference to marriage
(d) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After Mr. B decides to send Pamela home, what excuse does he use to delay her departure?

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 advice do Pamela's parents send her in response to Mr. Williams' earlier suggestion to Pamela?

4. In Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B agrees to let Pamela go home, what is Pamela's attitude toward Mr. B?

5. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?

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