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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 3, of what does Mr. B accuse Pamela when he sees her dressed up at the dinner party?
(a) He says she has worn clothes without his permission.
(b) He says she has lied about where she got her clothes.
(c) He says she has dressed up to attract men.
(d) He says she is a hypocrite for wearing disguises to attract him while pretending to reject his advances.

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

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

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

5. By the end of Section 1, Pamela is established as the main character pursuing a goal and Mr. B as the character who is presenting obstacles to her accomplishing her goal. Which of the following pair of words best describes these two roles?
(a) Protagonist and antagonist.
(b) Lead Roles.
(c) Heroine and villain.
(d) Protagonist and villain.

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

7. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?
(a) Ten.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) Twelve.

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

9. When given the opportunity to apologize for her insolence and continue working, what does Mrs. Jervis do?
(a) She refuses because of Mr. B's treatment of Pamela.
(b) She accepts and apologizes.
(c) She promises to think about it.
(d) She says she will return after Pamela leaves.

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

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

12. How does Mr. B react to Pamela after she responds to his proposition and the articles he proposed in it?
(a) He goes away and discontinues the discussion.
(b) He makes the amendments she requests.
(c) He withdraws the articles and proposes marriage.
(d) He pledges to improve his offer because he cannot live without her.

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

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

15. 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 and begging him not to see her.
(b) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.
(c) She threatens to tell Lady Davers about her troubles.
(d) She writes telling him of her misery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?

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?

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

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

5. What is Mr. B's first response to seeing Pamela writing to her parents?

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