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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Pamela's response to the idea proposed by Mr. Williams?
(a) She rejects it until she can see her parents.
(b) She rejects the idea unless Mr. B consents.
(c) She agrees.
(d) She dismisses it altogether.

2. In Section 4, when Pamela hears of the possibility of Mr. B visiting Lincolnshire, how does she try to end the problems between her and Mr. B?
(a) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(b) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(c) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(d) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.

3. 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) The relationship between men and women.
(c) Family relationships.
(d) The power of the rich over the poor.

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

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

6. 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 insincere.
(c) He is manipulative.
(d) He is dishonest.

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

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

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

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

11. After Mr. B ignores Pamela for some time during his visit to Lincolnshire, what surprising turn of events occurs?
(a) He asks her to be his wife.
(b) He encourages her to contact Mr. Williams.
(c) Mr. B visits Pamela and commands her to dine with him.
(d) Mr. B asks her to be his mistress.

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

13. As Mr. B makes his new approach to Pamela, what are the financial arrangements outlined in the articles of his proposition?
(a) He will contribute to paying off the debts of Pamela's parents.
(b) He will pay Pamela's father a fixed sum to cover Pamela's expenses.
(c) He will pay Pamela a stipend each month.
(d) He will give her five hundred guineas.

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

15. Having agreed to Pamela's departure from Bedfordshire, what condition does Mr. B impose?
(a) She must be taken directly home.
(b) Mrs. Jervis must accompany her.
(c) Her father should come to take her.
(d) No one must accompany her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the alternative title of the novel?

2. At the end of Section 2, what is the reaction of the other servants to Pamela's departure from Mr. B's estate?

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

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

5. What advice do Pamela's parents send her in response to Mr. Williams' earlier suggestion to Pamela?

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