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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Despite the progression of events and discussions leading towards his marriage to Pamela, what lingering concern regarding Mr. Williams does Mr. B express to Pamela?
(a) Mr. Williams might accuse Pamela of causing his troubles.
(b) She might have damaged her reputation with him.
(c) Mr. Williams might accuse Mr. B of causing his troubles.
(d) She might have done something to encourage his proposal.
2. How do the members of the gentry show support for the pending marriage?
(a) They ask the couple to join them for drinks after the ceremony.
(b) They ask that the wedding be held at the church so more people can attend.
(c) They ask to attend and to have a ball afterwards.
(d) They offer to prepare Pamela for her marriage.
3. After her marriage, how does the author provide humor when Pamela tries to write Mrs. Jervis about her reinstatement?
(a) He makes humorous comments about the gentry.
(b) He refers to Pamela not knowing how to sign her new name.
(c) He refers to Mr. B making jokes with Pamela.
(d) He makes humorous comments about the servants.
4. In addition to the business arrangements made after their marriage, what other arrangements do Mr. B and Pamela discuss in order to prevent future disagreements?
(a) Her involvement with other families.
(b) Her management of the servants.
(c) Her letter-writing.
(d) Routine domestic arrangements including dress and hours for eating and sleeping.
5. After this incident in which the Lady Davers makes her revelation and Mr. B becomes enraged, why is Mr. B angry with Pamela as well as Lady Davers?
(a) He believes Pamela made the situation worse.
(b) He believes that Pamela is stooping too much to Lady Davers.
(c) He believes that Pamela should have stayed out of the altercation.
(d) He is ashamed of Pamela because what his sister is saying may be true.
6. 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.
7. How is Pamela treated by the person who accompanies Lady Davers?
(a) She is taunted by both and prevented from leaving.
(b) She is physically attacked by one of them.
(c) She is attacked by both until she leaves.
(d) She is called terrible names by both of them.
8. When Mr. B sees Pamela's reaction to him after she overhears his conversation with Mrs. Jewkes, how does Mr. B behave?
(a) He apologizes to Pamela.
(b) He leaves in anger.
(c) He locks himself in the closet.
(d) He dismisses Pamela again.
9. As Pamela returns to Bedfordhshire and assumes her new way of life, what aspects of her character are revealed?
(a) Inability to cope with her new status and to adapt to her role.
(b) She is dependent upon Mrs. Jervis for everything.
(c) Resilience, adaptability and ability to rise to the occasion of her marriage.
(d) She is dependent on Mr. B and can only handle the situation when Mr. B is around.
10. 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.
11. Following the tea at Sir Simon's what happens when Mr. B and Pamela return home?
(a) Lady Davers is already in bed.
(b) Lady Davers is waiting to confront them.
(c) Lady Davers has already left.
(d) Lady Davers ignores them completely.
12. In the series of confrontations that occur with Lady Davers because of her reaction to Pamela's marriage, what important attitude does Mr. B display that will be necessary in a marriage to someone with Pamela's background?
(a) He does not allow his wife to get into such arguments.
(b) He tries to keep the peace.
(c) He does not tolerate disrespect to his wife.
(d) He protects his wife from criticism.
13. When Pamela arrives for tea at Mr. Simons and relates the incident with Lady Davers, how do Sir Simon's guests respond to Pamela?
(a) They question her about her past.
(b) Everyone praises her.
(c) They are polite but aloof.
(d) They are distant.
14. What condition does Mr. B impose when he tells Pamela that she can let her parents know about the marriage?
(a) She must ensure that they keep it a secret.
(b) They must move to his estate immediately.
(c) She must explain that they cannot attend.
(d) She must insist that they invite no relatives on their side.
15. 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 acknowledges his faults.
(b) He apologizes publicly to Pamela and her family.
(c) He asks for forgiveness for his wrongs against other women.
(d) He tells his guests of his past treatment of Pamela, giving her all credit and accepting the discredit.
Short Answer Questions
1. Because the author treats the actual wedding in such an incidental way, this event could be described as a let-down or disappointment to readers expecting a big event. Which of the following terms would best describe such a let-down or disappointment?
2. What important aspects of Pamela's character are revealed in the series of confrontations that occur with Lady Davers because of her reaction to Pamela's marriage?
3. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?
4. As Pamela settles down at her home in Bedfordshire and sets up her household, how does she demonstrate her ongoing commitment to her parents?
5. As Lady Davers reacts negatively to the news of the marriage, what does Mr. B insist that Pamela should do?
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