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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Pamela respond to Mr. B's proposition and the articles contained in it?
(a) She asks to discuss the matter with her father.
(b) She writes rejecting him and asking him to reconsider before ruining her.
(c) She accepts them but asks for two to be changed.
(d) She asks for time to consider.

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

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

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

5. What incident that occurs in Section 2, does Mr. B ask Pamela to keep a secret?
(a) His attempt to kiss her.
(b) The offer of employment by Lady Danvers.
(c) His promise to keep her on as a maid.
(d) His threat to dismiss her.

6. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?
(a) That she must be kept there until her father comes for her.
(b) That she needs to be kept there until Mr. B can join her.
(c) That she will be met there by Mrs. Jewkes who will go with her to Bedfordshire.
(d) That he means to save her from a dangerous love affair.

7. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?
(a) They advise her to confide in one of the older servants.
(b) They advise her to confide in Lady Davers.
(c) They advise her to come home.
(d) They warn her to be careful of Mr. B.

8. 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.

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

10. In Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B agrees to let Pamela go home, what is Pamela's attitude toward Mr. B?
(a) She wishes him well for his mother's sake.
(b) She is determined to take revenge.
(c) She has mixed feelings about him.
(d) She hates him.

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

12. 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?
(a) The relationships between different social classes.
(b) The pastoral setting in which the action takes place.
(c) The exchange of letters between the characters.
(d) The many biblical allusions.

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

14. In the same letter, what other allegations does Mr. B make about Pamela?
(a) That Pamela has begun a romantic correspondence with a penniless clergyman.
(b) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.
(c) That Pamela has been insolent to him.
(d) That Pamela no longer wishes to work for him.

15. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?
(a) Of being useless and artful.
(b) Of stealing.
(c) Of lying.
(d) Of neglecting her duties.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?

4. How does Mr. B deal with the incident in which Pamela runs to her room and lies on the floor?

5. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?

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