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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 runs out of the house.
(c) She shrieks and faints then awakens to find Mr. B gone.
(d) She calls for Mrs. Jewkes.

2. 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 imprisoned for debt.
(b) He plans to use his influence to have Mr. Williams dismissed from the Church.
(c) He plans to have Mr. Williams lose his house.
(d) He plans to cause Mr. Williams to be sued.

3. 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 money.
(c) He offers her a holiday.
(d) He offers her new clothes.

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

5. 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 suggests that she should go into service at the home of Lady Danvers.
(c) He threatens to send her home.
(d) He threatens to send her to a home for young women.

6. What is the alternative title of the novel?
(a) Virtue Tested.
(b) Virtue Seduced.
(c) Or Virtue Rewarded.
(d) The Benefits of Virtue.

7. What characteristic of the society is made evident in Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B terminates the employment of servants?
(a) Family relationships.
(b) The relationship between men and women.
(c) The power of the rich over the poor.
(d) The attitude of the lower class to the upper class.

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

9. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?
(a) He appears in his nightgown in Pamela's sleeping quarters.
(b) He dismisses her.
(c) He chastises her for dressing up like a lady.
(d) He threatens to dismiss her.

10. While becoming more restricted by Mrs. Jewkes at Lincolnshire, how does Pamela try to get help?
(a) She write to Mr. Longman.
(b) She identifies a sober clergyman whom she trusts to help her.
(c) She writes to Sir Simon.
(d) She asks Mrs Jewkes to help her.

11. 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) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Ten.

12. When Mr. B arrives at Lincolnshire and ignores Pamela, what does Pamela worry about?
(a) That he will send her away.
(b) That he will resume his abuses.
(c) That he will cause Mr. Jewkes to limit Pamela's movements even more.
(d) That he is listening to Mrs. Jewkes' complaints against her.

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

14. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?
(a) She is too much trouble.
(b) He will be marrying soon.
(c) She is telling lies on him.
(d) He is tired of her hypocrisy.

15. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?
(a) To pay her way home.
(b) A job in his sister's house.
(c) Four guineas.
(d) Clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the articles contained in Mr. B's proposition to Pamela, where will Pamela's property be located?

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

3. In whom does Pamela confide about the incident with Mr. B?

4. Throughout Section 5, when Pamela's movements are restricted and monitored, which character is Mr. B's chief ally?

5. Why does Pamela wish that Mr. B would give her money instead of nice clothes?

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