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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Pamela's failed attempt at escaping, what news of Mr. B causes her to worry about him?
(a) She hears of him almost drowning in a hunting accident.
(b) She hears of his fall from a horse.
(c) She hears of him being held up by thugs.
(d) She hears of him being shot in a hunting accident.

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) Pride, generosity and concern.
(b) Humility, generosity and self-confidence.
(c) Pride, arrogance and disrespect.
(d) Penitence, reflection and regret.

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

4. What aspect of Mr. B's character is displayed when he contacts the farmer to explain why Mr. B has sent Pamela there?
(a) He is obstinate.
(b) He is manipulative.
(c) He is insincere.
(d) He is dishonest.

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

6. What relation is Lady Davers to Mr. B?
(a) His cousin.
(b) His sister.
(c) His sister-in-law.
(d) His aunt.

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

8. 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 send her away.
(c) That he will resume his abuses.
(d) That he will cause Mr. Jewkes to limit Pamela's movements even more.

9. 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?
(a) The pastoral setting in which the action takes place.
(b) The relationships between different social classes.
(c) The exchange of letters between the characters.
(d) The many biblical allusions.

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

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

12. 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.

13. 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 takes Pamela's side against him.
(c) He dismisses her because she threatens to reveal his actions.
(d) He dismisses her because she knows too much.

14. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?
(a) She writes telling him of her misery.
(b) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.
(c) She writes telling him of her misery and begging him not to see her.
(d) She threatens to tell Lady Davers about her troubles.

15. 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) Sarcasm.
(b) Irony.
(c) Foreshadowing.
(d) Metaphor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?

2. After Mr. Williams apologizes to Pamela for disclosing their plans, who writes to him about Mr. B's plans to visit?

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

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

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

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