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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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 contribute to paying off the debts of Pamela's parents.
(d) He will give her five hundred guineas.

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

5. 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?
(a) By making Mrs. Jervis go with him.
(b) By making sure that the other servants receive gifts also.
(c) By making Mrs. Jervis give her.
(d) By having Lady Danvers join him.

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

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

8. Which of the following words best describe the attitude reflected in Mr. B's proposition and in the articles that he presents to Pamela?
(a) Pride, generosity and concern.
(b) Humility, generosity and self-confidence.
(c) Penitence, reflection and regret.
(d) Pride, arrogance and disrespect.

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

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

11. 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 and begging him not to see her.
(c) She writes telling him of her misery.
(d) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.

12. 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 send her away.
(d) That he will cause Mr. Jewkes to limit Pamela's movements even more.

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

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

15. In what century was "Pamela" written?
(a) The seventeenth.
(b) The eighteenth.
(c) The nineteenth.
(d) The sixteenth.

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 Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?

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

5. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?

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