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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 lose his house.
(b) He plans to have Mr. Williams imprisoned for debt.
(c) He plans to cause Mr. Williams to be sued.
(d) He plans to use his influence to have Mr. Williams dismissed from the Church.

3. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.
(b) They want to tease and embarrass her.
(c) They try to ridicule her for spreading rumors about Mr. B.
(d) They are anxious to see the young woman about whose beauty they have heard.

4. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He wants an assurance that Mr. Williams had no encouragement from Pamela.
(b) He wants Pamela to give details about all the discussions between Pamela and Mr. Williams.
(c) He wants Pamela to have no contact with Mr. Williams.
(d) He wants Pamela to write to the Church complaining about the actions of Mr. Williams.

5. After the dinner party when Mr. B disguises himself, what is Mr. B's response to Mrs. Jervis?
(a) He dismisses her because she threatens to reveal his actions.
(b) He dismisses her because she knows too much.
(c) He dismisses her because she takes Pamela's side against him.
(d) He moves her to another estate

6. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?
(a) She is telling lies on him.
(b) He will be marrying soon.
(c) She is too much trouble.
(d) He is tired of her hypocrisy.

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

8. What is the alternative title of the novel?
(a) Virtue Tested.
(b) Or Virtue Rewarded.
(c) The Benefits of Virtue.
(d) Virtue Seduced.

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

10. 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.

11. 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 consider her an outsider.
(c) They are sorry for her.
(d) They regret her situation but are unwilling to anger Mr. B by helping 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. Faced with the realization that she is worried about Mr. B's condition, what concern does Pamela have about her response?
(a) She fears that she has feelings for him.
(b) She wonders why she cannot hate him.
(c) She fears that Mr. B will use this against her.
(d) She is annoyed with herself.

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) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(d) There is no reference to marriage

15. Throughout Section 5, when Pamela's movements are restricted and monitored, which character is Mr. B's chief ally?
(a) Mrs. Jewkes.
(b) Mr. Williams.
(c) Mrs. Jervis.
(d) Lady Davers.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. After Pamela's failed attempt at escaping, what news of Mr. B causes her to worry about him?

3. After the dinner party when Mr B disguises himself and frightens Pamela, how does she react?

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

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

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