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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what does Mr. B write to Pamela while she is waiting to go home in Section 5?
(a) He tells her he is sorry for his poor behavior.
(b) He tells her to pay attention to the guidance of Mrs. Jewkes.
(c) He writes begging Pamela to see him.
(d) He tells her to be careful of the clergyman.

2. According to a short narrative passage in Section 4 after Pamela is due to go home, what new betrayal has Pamela suffered?
(a) Mrs. Jewkes has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.
(b) Mrs. Jervis has been intercepting her letters for Mr. B.
(c) Jonathan the messenger who delivers her letters to her parents, is employed to Mr. B who has been reading them.
(d) Robin has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.

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

4. About what plan devised by Mr. B against Mr. Williams does Pamela accidentally read in a letter from Mr. B?
(a) He plans to have Mr. Williams lose his house.
(b) He plans to have Mr. Williams imprisoned for debt.
(c) He plans to use his influence to have Mr. Williams dismissed from the Church.
(d) He plans to cause Mr. Williams to be sued.

5. 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.

6. 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 has mixed feelings about him.
(b) She wishes him well for his mother's sake.
(c) She is determined to take revenge.
(d) She hates him.

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

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

9. In whom does Pamela confide about the incident with Mr. B?
(a) Lady Davers.
(b) Jonathan.
(c) Mrs. Jervis.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes.

10. After Pamela's rejection of Mr. B's proposition, Mr B renews his attempt to take liberties with her, resulting in Pamela's fainting. What new worries face Pamela after this incident?
(a) She worries that he took advantage of her after she fainted because of his approach to her.
(b) She worries that she may have given in to him after a drink.
(c) She is afraid of what her parents will think.
(d) She worries that they will never be able to speak to each other after this.

11. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?
(a) He claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(b) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.
(c) He says she has already left for home.
(d) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.

12. After being confronted by Pamela, what does Robin do about his assistance to Mr. B and his scheme against Pamela?
(a) He explains that he has no choice but to help Mr. B.
(b) He promises to stop helping Mr. B.
(c) He tells Pamela that he will make it up to her by helping her.
(d) He apologizes.

13. How does Lady Davers respond to Pamela when she visits?
(a) She describes her as incompetent to continue working.
(b) She warns her against trying to seduce Mr. B.
(c) She praises her and speaks of hiring her.
(d) She mocks her simplicity.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. To whom does Pamela write a letter referring to what Mr. Williams proposes?

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

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?

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