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Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what does Mr. B write to Pamela while she is waiting to go home in Section 5?
(a) He tells her to be careful of the clergyman.
(b) He tells her to pay attention to the guidance of Mrs. Jewkes.
(c) He tells her he is sorry for his poor behavior.
(d) He writes begging Pamela to see him.

2. What advice do Pamela's parents send her in response to Mr. Williams' earlier suggestion to Pamela?
(a) They encourage her to accept his idea.
(b) They ask her to defer a decision on the matter.
(c) They suggest that she discuss it with Mr. B.
(d) They forbid her to follow his suggestion.

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

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

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 writes to Sir Simon.
(c) She identifies a sober clergyman whom she trusts to help her.
(d) She asks Mrs Jewkes to help her.

6. 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 moves her to another estate
(c) He dismisses her because she knows too much.
(d) He dismisses her because she takes Pamela's side against him.

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

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

9. After the dinner party when Mr B disguises himself and frightens Pamela, how does she react?
(a) She calls for Mrs. Jewkes.
(b) She shrieks and faints then awakens to find Mr. B gone.
(c) She screams out for Mrs. Jervis to come.
(d) She runs out of the house.

10. What characteristic of the society is made evident in Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B terminates the employment of servants?
(a) The attitude of the lower class to the upper class.
(b) Family relationships.
(c) The relationship between men and women.
(d) The power of the rich over the poor.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What aspect of Mr. B's character is displayed when he contacts the farmer to explain why Mr. B has sent Pamela there?

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

4. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?

5. What reason does Mr. B give for insisting that he must find Pamela a husband?

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