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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They try to ridicule her for spreading rumors about Mr. B.
(b) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.
(c) They are anxious to see the young woman about whose beauty they have heard.
(d) They want to tease and embarrass her.
2. What characteristic of the society is made evident in Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B terminates the employment of servants?
(a) The power of the rich over the poor.
(b) Family relationships.
(c) The relationship between men and women.
(d) The attitude of the lower class to the upper class.
3. According to the articles contained in Mr. B's proposition to Pamela, where will Pamela's property be located?
4. Faced with the realization that she is worried about Mr. B's condition, what concern does Pamela have about her response?
(a) She is annoyed with herself.
(b) She fears that she has feelings for him.
(c) She wonders why she cannot hate him.
(d) She fears that Mr. B will use this against her.
5. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?
(a) She meets Mr. Williams at the post office and describes her plight.
(b) She meets Mr. Williams at the church and seeks help.
(c) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to ask him to help her.
(d) She hides a letter to Mr. Williams asking him to help her escape.
6. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?
(a) He suggests that she should go to work at the church.
(b) He threatens to send her home.
(c) He threatens to send her to a home for young women.
(d) He suggests that she should go into service at the home of Lady Danvers.
7. How does Mr. B try to encourage Pamela to keep the incident a secret?
(a) He promises to give her a higher place in the household.
(b) He offers her a holiday.
(c) He offers her new clothes.
(d) He offers her money.
8. When given the opportunity to apologize for her insolence and continue working, what does Mrs. Jervis do?
(a) She says she will return after Pamela leaves.
(b) She promises to think about it.
(c) She refuses because of Mr. B's treatment of Pamela.
(d) She accepts and apologizes.
9. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?
(a) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.
(b) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.
(c) He claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(d) He says she has already left for home.
10. What incident that occurs in Section 2, does Mr. B ask Pamela to keep a secret?
(a) The offer of employment by Lady Danvers.
(b) His attempt to kiss her.
(c) His promise to keep her on as a maid.
(d) His threat to dismiss her.
11. In what century was "Pamela" written?
(a) The seventeenth.
(b) The eighteenth.
(c) The nineteenth.
(d) The sixteenth.
12. How does Pamela seek to contribute to collaborating with Mr. Williams to arrange her escape?
(a) She writes to Mr. B and points out that she will find her way home.
(b) She writes a letter to her father asking him to meet her.
(c) She offers Mr. Williams half her money to procure a horse and carriage.
(d) She promises to meet Mr. Williams at an agreed location from which he will take her to her parents.
13. What event results in Pamela's first letter to her parents?
(a) Mr. B's gift.
(b) The death of Pamela's lady.
(c) Mr. B's advances.
(d) The loss of Pamela's job.
14. At the end of Section 2, what is the reaction of the other servants to Pamela's departure from Mr. B's estate?
(a) They mourn at her departure.
(b) They are happy to see her go.
(c) They curse her for giving Mr. B a bad name.
(d) They are indifferent.
15. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?
(a) They consider her an outsider.
(b) They regret her situation but are unwilling to anger Mr. B by helping her.
(c) They are sorry for her.
(d) They are willing to help her.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B agrees to let Pamela go home, what is Pamela's attitude toward Mr. B?
2. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?
3. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?
4. Having agreed to Pamela's departure from Bedfordshire, what condition does Mr. B impose?
5. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?
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