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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mr. B try to encourage Pamela to keep the incident a secret?
(a) He promises to give her a higher place in the household.
(b) He offers her money.
(c) He offers her a holiday.
(d) He offers her new clothes.

2. 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) Lady Davers.
(d) Mrs. Jervis.

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

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

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

6. 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.

7. How does Mr. B deal with the incident in which Pamela runs to her room and lies on the floor?
(a) He accuses Pamela of being a liar.
(b) He threatens to dismiss Pamela and Mrs. Jervis.
(c) He tells Mrs. Jervis to take Pamela to her sleep in her room.
(d) He summons Mrs. Jervis and accuses Pamela of sullying his reputation when his advances were only in jest.

8. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?
(a) He reveals everything to the gentry.
(b) He reveals everything to Lady Davers.
(c) He tells Mrs. Jewkes everything that has passed between him and Pamela.
(d) He reveals everything to Mr. B.

9. 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 manipulative.
(b) He is dishonest.
(c) He is insincere.
(d) He is obstinate.

10. After Mr. B decides to send Pamela home, what excuse does he use to delay her departure?
(a) That she must await Jonathan to take her.
(b) That she must wait for Mrs. Jervis to go with her.
(c) That she must finish the waistcoat she has been making for him.
(d) That she must wait for her father to come and take her.

11. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?
(a) He proposes a visit to the clergyman.
(b) He proposes marriage.
(c) He wants to take her out of Mr. B's reach.
(d) He proposes an appeal to Mr. B's sister, Lady Davers.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Section 7 after his failed proposition and his failed attempt to seduce Pamela, what concessions does Mr. B make to allow Pamela more freedom?

2. How does Pamela respond to being let down by Mr. Williams?

3. What explanation does Mr. B offer for not wanting Pamela to go to work for Lady Davers?

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

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

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