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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 4 when Mr. B writes to Mr. Andrews, what does Mr. B allege about the liberties he has taken with Pamela?
(a) He claims that they did not occur.
(b) He denies that they were serious.
(c) He claims that Pamela misunderstood his intentions.
(d) He claims that Pamela is to blame for them.

2. As Mr. B makes his new approach to Pamela, what are the financial arrangements outlined in the articles of his proposition?
(a) He will contribute to paying off the debts of Pamela's parents.
(b) He will give her five hundred guineas.
(c) He will pay Pamela's father a fixed sum to cover Pamela's expenses.
(d) He will pay Pamela a stipend each month.

3. In Section 7 after his failed proposition and his failed attempt to seduce Pamela, what concessions does Mr. B make to allow Pamela more freedom?
(a) He agrees to lessen her restraints and allow her to write to her parents as long as he can see the letters first.
(b) She can be free of Mrs. Jewkes directions.
(c) He agrees that she can contact Mr. Williams.
(d) She can go home as long as she returns once per month.

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

5. To whom does Pamela write a letter referring to what Mr. Williams proposes?
(a) Her father.
(b) Mrs. Jervis.
(c) Mr. B.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes.

6. 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 insincere.
(d) He is dishonest.

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

8. 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) Jonathan the messenger who delivers her letters to her parents, is employed to Mr. B who has been reading them.
(c) Mrs. Jewkes has been reading her letters and reporting to Mr. B.
(d) Mrs. Jervis has been intercepting her letters for Mr. B.

9. 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 send her to Kent to work for his friends.
(c) He plans to send her to Lady Davers.
(d) He plans to marry Pamela to Mr. Colbrand and buy her on her wedding day.

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. What is Pamela's response to the idea proposed by Mr. Williams?
(a) She rejects the idea unless Mr. B consents.
(b) She dismisses it altogether.
(c) She agrees.
(d) She rejects it until she can see her parents.

15. What reference to marriage does Mr. B include in the articles that he sets out in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He will marry her after she has a child.
(b) There is no reference to marriage
(c) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(d) He will review the possibility of marrying her after two years.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Section 3, of what does Mr. B accuse Pamela when he sees her dressed up at the dinner party?

2. Which of the following words best describe the attitude reflected in Mr. B's proposition and in the articles that he presents to Pamela?

3. Faced with the realization that she is worried about Mr. B's condition, what concern does Pamela have about her response?

4. How does Pamela seek to contribute to collaborating with Mr. Williams to arrange her escape?

5. When given the opportunity to apologize for her insolence and continue working, what does Mrs. Jervis do?

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