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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lady Davers respond to Pamela when she visits?
(a) She describes her as incompetent to continue working.
(b) She mocks her simplicity.
(c) She warns her against trying to seduce Mr. B.
(d) She praises her and speaks of hiring her.

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

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

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

5. 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 curse her for giving Mr. B a bad name.
(b) They mourn at her departure.
(c) They are happy to see her go.
(d) They are indifferent.

6. What reference to marriage does Mr. B include in the articles that he sets out in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(b) There is no reference to marriage
(c) He will marry her after she has a child.
(d) He will review the possibility of marrying her after two years.

7. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?
(a) They are sorry for her.
(b) They regret her situation but are unwilling to anger Mr. B by helping her.
(c) They consider her an outsider.
(d) They are willing to help her.

8. According to a short narrative passage in Section 4 after Pamela is due to go home, what new betrayal has Pamela suffered?
(a) Robin has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.
(b) Mrs. Jervis has been intercepting her letters for Mr. B.
(c) Jonathan the messenger who delivers her letters to her parents, is employed to Mr. B who has been reading them.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.

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

10. At the beginning of Section 6, what tragedy befalls Mr. Williams?
(a) He is attacked by two rogues and his belongings are stolen.
(b) He is dismissed from the Church.
(c) Mr. B attacks him for interfering with Pamela.
(d) He is involved in an accident.

11. 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.

12. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They want to tease and embarrass her.
(b) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.
(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.

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

14. 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 asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(b) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(c) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(d) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.

15. 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?
(a) He agrees that she can contact Mr. Williams.
(b) He agrees to lessen her restraints and allow her to write to her parents as long as he can see the letters first.
(c) She can be free of Mrs. Jewkes directions.
(d) She can go home as long as she returns once per month.

Short Answer Questions

1. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?

2. 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?

3. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?

4. 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?

5. How does Mr. B react to Pamela after she responds to his proposition and the articles he proposed in it?

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