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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Pamela feel towards Mr. B in Section 8 after overhearing Mrs. B and Mrs. Jewkes' conversation?
(a) She doesn't trust him.
(b) She wants to have nothing more to do with him.
(c) She is confused.
(d) She is too inclined in Mr. B's favor and wishes she was of the right social class for him.
2. While entertaining his guests who show support for him and Pamela, how does Mr. B show his willingness to accept responsibility for his past wrongs?
(a) He apologizes publicly to Pamela and her family.
(b) He tells his guests of his past treatment of Pamela, giving her all credit and accepting the discredit.
(c) He asks for forgiveness for his wrongs against other women.
(d) He acknowledges his faults.
3. As Mrs. Jewkes expresses her fears about how Pamela will treat her after being married to Mr. B, how does Pamela show her virtuous nature towards Mrs. Jewkes?
(a) She promises to help her find work elsewhere.
(b) She promises that she will hold no grudges.
(c) She promises to pray for her.
(d) She promises that they will be friends.
4. In Section 14, how does Pamela respond when Lady Davers asks whether she loved Mr. B during her trials?
(a) She refuses to answer.
(b) She claims that she did not love him.
(c) She says she is unsure whether she did or not.
(d) She says she did not have the presumption to do so.
5. Which of the following literary devices is used by the author when he creates a situation in which Mrs. Jewkes is to become Pamela's servant, following Mrs. Jewkes' evil treatment of Pamela?
6. As Pamela returns to Bedfordhshire and assumes her new way of life, what aspects of her character are revealed?
(a) Resilience, adaptability and ability to rise to the occasion of her marriage.
(b) She is dependent upon Mrs. Jervis for everything.
(c) She is dependent on Mr. B and can only handle the situation when Mr. B is around.
(d) Inability to cope with her new status and to adapt to her role.
7. Which of the following terms best describes the section of the novel that occurs when Mr. B declares his love for Pamela and his desire to marry her?
(a) Rising action.
(c) Climax or turning point.
(d) Falling action.
8. What concern has brought Pamela's father to visit in Section 10?
(a) That she has been betrayed.
(b) That Mr. B will not follow through with the plan to marry her.
(c) That she is in danger with Mr. B.
(d) That she will not be able to fit in.
9. As the marriage between Mr. B and Pamela looms and then becomes reality, which character continues to worry that Pamela will treat him / her badly because of past wrongs done to Pamela?
(a) Mrs. Jewkes.
(c) Mr. B.
(d) Lady Davers.
10. As a result of the altercation with Lady Davers, Pamela is late to meet Mr. B at tea with Mr. Simons. How does Mr. B react when Pamela arrives late?
(a) He demands an explanation.
(b) He greets her warmly.
(c) He ignores her.
(d) He is angry and treats his wife coldly.
11. When Pamela visits Lady Davers, what request does Lady Davers make of Pamela in order to discover more about her experiences?
(a) Lady Davers asks to see Pamela's journal.
(b) She asks to see her letters to her parents.
(c) She asks her not to assume Mr. B's name.
(d) She asks her to tell her all about her trials and how they affected her.
12. How does Mr. B try to convince Pamela that he will be faithful and true?
(a) He repeatedly promises her never to be unkind again.
(b) He tries to fulfill her wishes, he encourages Pamela to write to her parents, he sends them a gift, and gives Pamela money to disperse amongst the servants.
(c) He gives her everything she asks for.
(d) He swears that he will always make her happy.
13. As the novel approaches its final stages, Pamela and Mr. B return to the estate in Bedfordshire and the reader anticipates the reaction of the servants who were previously Pamela's colleagues. How is Pamela treated by the servants?
(a) They rejoice at seeing her.
(b) They are hostile to her.
(c) They are sullen when presented to her.
(d) They are indifferent to her.
14. After her marriage, how does the author provide humor when Pamela tries to write Mrs. Jervis about her reinstatement?
(a) He refers to Pamela not knowing how to sign her new name.
(b) He makes humorous comments about the servants.
(c) He refers to Mr. B making jokes with Pamela.
(d) He makes humorous comments about the gentry.
15. How are Pamela's chastity and innocence demonstrated after her marriage?
(a) Her fears of the consummation of marriage on the wedding night.
(b) Her fear that she will not live up to Mr. B's expectations.
(c) Her fear of Lady Davers' response.
(d) Her fear that Mr. B will hurt her again.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the members of the gentry show support for the pending marriage?
2. What condition does Mr. B impose when he tells Pamela that she can let her parents know about the marriage?
3. As Mr. B and Pamela become increasingly open in their discussions of their future, what does Mr. B reveal to Pamela about the sham marriage of which she read accidentally?
4. As Lady Davers reacts negatively to the news of the marriage, what does Mr. B insist that Pamela should do?
5. According to Mr. B, how would a sham marriage have worked against him?
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