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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In her desperation to escape from Lincolnshire, Pamela contemplates suicide but she later decides against it; why?
(a) She is too afraid.
(b) She receives a letter of inspiration from her parents.
(c) She fears that it will send her soul to eternal damnation.
(d) She thinks the situation is not worth her life

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

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

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

5. In Section 6, after the news of Mr. B's planned visit to Lincolnshire, Mrs. Jewkes frightens Pamela with information about a new scheme that Mr. B is supposedly planning. What is this scheme?
(a) He plans to send her to Lady Davers.
(b) He plans to give up all responsibility for her.
(c) He plans to marry Pamela to Mr. Colbrand and buy her on her wedding day.
(d) He plans to send her to Kent to work for his friends.

6. In the preface to the novel, what phrase is used to describe the category to which it belongs?
(a) Novel of manners.
(b) Romance.
(c) Picaresque.
(d) Coming of age.

7. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?
(a) He says virtue is more important than life.
(b) He says virtue is important if she wants a good husband.
(c) He says her virtue is important to her future.
(d) He says virtue is of great importance.

8. According to the articles contained in Mr. B's proposition to Pamela, where will Pamela's property be located?
(a) Bedfordshire.
(b) Lincolnshire.
(c) Kent.
(d) London.

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?
(a) They are willing to help 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 sorry for her.

14. What advice do Pamela's parents send her in response to Mr. Williams' earlier suggestion to Pamela?
(a) They ask her to defer a decision on the matter.
(b) They encourage her to accept his idea.
(c) They suggest that she discuss it with Mr. B.
(d) They forbid her to follow his suggestion.

15. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?
(a) She meets Mr. Williams at the church and seeks help.
(b) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to ask him to help her.
(c) She meets Mr. Williams at the post office and describes her plight.
(d) She hides a letter to Mr. Williams asking him to help her escape.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After Pamela's failed attempt at escaping, what news of Mr. B causes her to worry about him?

3. In a rare outburst, what name does Pamela call Mr. B's ally in making her life difficult?

4. Having agreed to Pamela's departure from Bedfordshire, what condition does Mr. B impose?

5. 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?

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