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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the same letter, what other allegations does Mr. B make about Pamela?
(a) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.
(b) That Pamela has begun a romantic correspondence with a penniless clergyman.
(c) That Pamela has been insolent to him.
(d) That Pamela no longer wishes to work for him.

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

3. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?
(a) He tells Mrs. Jewkes everything that has passed between him and Pamela.
(b) He reveals everything to the gentry.
(c) He reveals everything to Lady Davers.
(d) He reveals everything to Mr. B.

4. 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 exchange of letters between the characters.
(c) The relationships between different social classes.
(d) The many biblical allusions.

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?
(a) By having Lady Danvers join him.
(b) By making sure that the other servants receive gifts also.
(c) By making Mrs. Jervis give her.
(d) By making Mrs. Jervis go with him.

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

7. Why does Pamela wish that Mr. B would give her money instead of nice clothes?
(a) So she can send money for her parents.
(b) Because she wants to save for the future.
(c) So she can go home.
(d) Because she is not interested in clothes

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

9. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?
(a) He proposes an appeal to Mr. B's sister, Lady Davers.
(b) He proposes a visit to the clergyman.
(c) He wants to take her out of Mr. B's reach.
(d) He proposes marriage.

10. What attitude does Mr. B show towards Pamela's virtue in Section 3 as she prepares to go home?
(a) He considers it insincere.
(b) He respects it.
(c) He considers it an obstacle.
(d) He mocks it and predicts that someone will have it.

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

12. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) Ten.

13. In her desperation to escape from Lincolnshire, Pamela contemplates suicide but she later decides against it; why?
(a) She thinks the situation is not worth her life
(b) She receives a letter of inspiration from her parents.
(c) She is too afraid.
(d) She fears that it will send her soul to eternal damnation.

14. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?
(a) That he means to save her from a dangerous love affair.
(b) That she must be kept there until her father comes for her.
(c) That she needs to be kept there until Mr. B can join her.
(d) That she will be met there by Mrs. Jewkes who will go with her to Bedfordshire.

15. By the end of Section 1, Pamela is established as the main character pursuing a goal and Mr. B as the character who is presenting obstacles to her accomplishing her goal. Which of the following pair of words best describes these two roles?
(a) Protagonist and villain.
(b) Lead Roles.
(c) Protagonist and antagonist.
(d) Heroine and villain.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?

3. 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?

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

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

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