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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?
(a) She threatens to tell Lady Davers about her troubles.
(b) She writes telling him of her misery.
(c) She writes telling him of her misery and begging him not to see her.
(d) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.

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?
(a) Pride, generosity and concern.
(b) Humility, generosity and self-confidence.
(c) Pride, arrogance and disrespect.
(d) Penitence, reflection and regret.

3. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?
(a) He threatens to send her to a home for young women.
(b) He threatens to send her home.
(c) He suggests that she should go to work at the church.
(d) He suggests that she should go into service at the home of Lady Danvers.

4. After Mr. B ignores Pamela for some time during his visit to Lincolnshire, what surprising turn of events occurs?
(a) He encourages her to contact Mr. Williams.
(b) He asks her to be his wife.
(c) Mr. B visits Pamela and commands her to dine with him.
(d) Mr. B asks her to be his mistress.

5. 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.

6. 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?
(a) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(b) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(c) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(d) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.

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

8. After Mr. Williams apologizes to Pamela for disclosing their plans, who writes to him about Mr. B's plans to visit?
(a) Jonathan.
(b) John Arnold.
(c) Mrs. Jervis.
(d) Lady Davers.

9. 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?
(a) Sarcasm.
(b) Irony.
(c) Metaphor.
(d) Foreshadowing.

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 writes to Sir Simon.
(c) She identifies a sober clergyman whom she trusts to help her.
(d) She asks Mrs Jewkes to help her.

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

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

13. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?
(a) He says virtue is of great importance.
(b) He says her virtue is important to her future.
(c) He says virtue is more important than life.
(d) He says virtue is important if she wants a good husband.

14. After Mr. B decides to send Pamela home, what excuse does he use to delay her departure?
(a) That she must finish the waistcoat she has been making for him.
(b) That she must wait for her father to come and take her.
(c) That she must wait for Mrs. Jervis to go with her.
(d) That she must await Jonathan to take her.

15. In the preface to the novel, what phrase is used to describe the category to which it belongs?
(a) Picaresque.
(b) Coming of age.
(c) Romance.
(d) Novel of manners.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?

2. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?

3. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?

4. How does Pamela react to the attempts of the ladies to see her at the dinner party?

5. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?

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