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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Mr. Williams apologizes to Pamela for disclosing their plans, who writes to him about Mr. B's plans to visit?
(a) John Arnold.
(b) Mrs. Jervis.
(c) Jonathan.
(d) Lady Davers.

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

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

4. What attitude does Mr. B show towards Pamela's virtue in Section 3 as she prepares to go home?
(a) He considers it an obstacle.
(b) He considers it insincere.
(c) He mocks it and predicts that someone will have it.
(d) He respects it.

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

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

7. Faced with the realization that she is worried about Mr. B's condition, what concern does Pamela have about her response?
(a) She fears that Mr. B will use this against her.
(b) She fears that she has feelings for him.
(c) She is annoyed with herself.
(d) She wonders why she cannot hate him.

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

9. 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 wait for her father to come and take her.
(c) That she must finish the waistcoat she has been making for him.
(d) That she must await Jonathan to take her.

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

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

12. At the end of Section 7, it is evident that Mr. B has contradictory feelings about Pamela. How does he communicate these feelings to Pamela?
(a) He praises Pamela but confesses he cannot stand the thought of marriage nor the thought of her marrying another man.
(b) He cannot marry her but he loves her.
(c) He has already comitted to someone but he cannot do without Pamela.
(d) He wants to be with her but his social status forbids this.

13. 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) Mrs. Jewkes has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.
(d) Jonathan the messenger who delivers her letters to her parents, is employed to Mr. B who has been reading them.

14. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?
(a) She threatens to tell Lady Davers about her troubles.
(b) She writes telling him of her misery.
(c) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.
(d) She writes telling him of her misery and begging him not to see her.

15. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?
(a) Clothes.
(b) To pay her way home.
(c) Four guineas.
(d) A job in his sister's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. At the beginning of Section 2, when Mr. B wants to give Pamela the gift of clothes, how does he try to gain her trust?

3. In the same letter, what other allegations does Mr. B make about Pamela?

4. About what plan devised by Mr. B against Mr. Williams does Pamela accidentally read in a letter from Mr. B?

5. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?

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