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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.
(b) They try to ridicule her for spreading rumors about Mr. B.
(c) They are anxious to see the young woman about whose beauty they have heard.
(d) They want to tease and embarrass her.

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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 give up all responsibility for her.
(b) He plans to marry Pamela to Mr. Colbrand and buy her on her wedding day.
(c) He plans to send her to Lady Davers.
(d) He plans to send her to Kent to work for his friends.

8. 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?
(a) Metaphor.
(b) Foreshadowing.
(c) Sarcasm.
(d) Irony.

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

10. 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 accepts them but asks for two to be changed.
(c) She asks to discuss the matter with her father.
(d) She asks for time to consider.

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

12. 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 writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(b) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(c) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(d) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.

13. 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 insolent to him.
(c) That Pamela no longer wishes to work for him.
(d) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.

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

15. 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?
(a) At Mrs. Jewkes's house.
(b) At Williams' house.
(c) At a farmhouse.
(d) At Mrs. Jervis's house.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mr. B arrives at Lincolnshire and ignores Pamela, what does Pamela worry about?

2. How does Mr. B react to Pamela after she responds to his proposition and the articles he proposed in it?

3. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?

4. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?

5. What is Pamela's response to the idea proposed by Mr. Williams?

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