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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 send her to Kent to work for his friends.
(c) He plans to give up all responsibility for her.
(d) He plans to marry Pamela to Mr. Colbrand and buy her on her wedding day.
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?
(a) The exchange of letters between the characters.
(b) The pastoral setting in which the action takes place.
(c) The many biblical allusions.
(d) The relationships between different social classes.
3. 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 Mrs. Jervis give her.
(c) By having Lady Danvers join him.
(d) By making sure that the other servants receive gifts also.
4. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?
(a) Mr. Williams no longer wants to help her.
(b) Mr. Andrews asks Mr. Williams to stay out of the situation.
(c) Mr. B forbids Mr. Williams to help her.
(d) The death of Mr. Williams' colleague.
5. 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 forbids him to see her.
(d) She forgives him.
6. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?
(a) He dismisses her.
(b) He chastises her for dressing up like a lady.
(c) He appears in his nightgown in Pamela's sleeping quarters.
(d) He threatens to dismiss her.
7. 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 no longer wishes to work for him.
(c) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.
(d) That Pamela has been insolent to him.
8. How does Mr. B try to encourage Pamela to keep the incident a secret?
(a) He offers her new clothes.
(b) He offers her a holiday.
(c) He promises to give her a higher place in the household.
(d) He offers her money.
9. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?
(a) They advise her to confide in Lady Davers.
(b) They advise her to confide in one of the older servants.
(c) They warn her to be careful of Mr. B.
(d) They advise her to come home.
10. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?
(a) To pay her way home.
(c) A job in his sister's house.
(d) Four guineas.
11. Pamela's worries about Mr. B's safety and about what he might have heard from Mrs. Jewkes about Pamela, suggest that she has mixed feelings about Mr. B even though he has been so brutal to her; which of the following literary devices is exemplified in this situation?
12. In what century was "Pamela" written?
(a) The seventeenth.
(b) The eighteenth.
(c) The sixteenth.
(d) The nineteenth.
13. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He wants Pamela to give details about all the discussions between Pamela and Mr. Williams.
(b) He wants an assurance that Mr. Williams had no encouragement from Pamela.
(c) He wants Pamela to write to the Church complaining about the actions of Mr. Williams.
(d) He wants Pamela to have no contact with Mr. Williams.
14. 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 to discuss the matter with her father.
(c) She accepts them but asks for two to be changed.
(d) She asks for time to consider.
15. 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 will be met there by Mrs. Jewkes who will go with her to Bedfordshire.
(c) That she needs to be kept there until Mr. B can join her.
(d) That he means to save her from a dangerous love affair.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. After being confronted by Pamela, what does Robin do about his assistance to Mr. B and his scheme against Pamela?
3. What aspect of Mr. B's character is displayed when he contacts the farmer to explain why Mr. B has sent Pamela there?
4. At the beginning of Section 6, what tragedy befalls Mr. Williams?
5. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?
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