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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In what way does the letter delivered from Mr. B to Pamela at the inn lay the foundation for the climax of the story?
(a) Mr. B begs her to return and promises that he will write asking her father permission to marry her.
(b) Mr. B indicates that this will be his last letter as he will marry someone else.
(c) Mr. B states that Pamela will not be allowed back to his estates.
(d) Mr. Claims that he will have his way with his proposal of cohabitation.
2. 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?
3. What causes the first confrontation between Pamela and Lady Davers, when Lady Davers arrives?
(a) Lady Davers accuses Pamela of wanting Mr. B's money.
(b) Pamela accuses Lady Davers of arriving without warning.
(c) Lady Davers accuses Pamela of having lost her virtue because she refuses to believe they are married.
(d) Lady davers calls Pamela a "wanton hussey".
4. 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 gives her everything she asks for.
(c) He swears that he will always make her happy.
(d) 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.
5. How are Pamela's chastity and innocence demonstrated after her marriage?
(a) Her fear that Mr. B will hurt her again.
(b) Her fears of the consummation of marriage on the wedding night.
(c) Her fear that she will not live up to Mr. B's expectations.
(d) Her fear of Lady Davers' response.
6. As Mr. B and Pamela contemplate marriage and continue to discuss details concerning their situation, what does Pamela worry about?
(a) That Mr. B is simply trying another way to destroy her virtue.
(b) That people will be rude to Mr. B for marrying below his station.
(c) That Lady Davers will be hostile to her.
(d) That Mr. B might turn against her once more.
7. What condition does Mr. B impose when he tells Pamela that she can let her parents know about the marriage?
(a) She must insist that they invite no relatives on their side.
(b) They must move to his estate immediately.
(c) She must ensure that they keep it a secret.
(d) She must explain that they cannot attend.
8. As Lady Davers reacts negatively to the news of the marriage, what does Mr. B insist that Pamela should do?
(a) He excuses Pamela from dining with them.
(b) He asks Pamela to speak with Lady Davers privately.
(c) He tells Pamela that she need not have anything to do with his sister.
(d) He insists that Pamela join them for dinner.
9. As Mr B. and Pamela settle down into marriage and Mr. B makes various business arrangements, what news does Mr. B give Pamela that makes her exceptionally happy?
(a) He plans to place her parents at his Kentish estate and to give her money for charity.
(b) He plans to move her parents in with them.
(c) He plans to get her a position with the church.
(d) He plans to get her a guide to help her deal with all the social responsibilities.
10. Pamela overhears a conversation between Mr. B and Mrs. Jewkes in Section 8. What aspect of this conversation causes a change in her attitude to Mr. B?
(a) Lady Davers is appealing to Mr. B not to disgrace the family with any further rumors about Pamela and himself.
(b) Mrs. Jewkes is appealing to Mr. B to save Pamela from disgrace.
(c) Mr. B refuses to go along with Mrs. Jewkes' suggestion that he should ruin Pamela.
(d) Lady Davers is appealing to Mr. B to make an honest woman of Pamela.
11. During an airing in the chariot, what impresses Pamela about Mr. B?
(a) His provisions to take care of her parents.
(b) His attentiveness to her.
(c) His willingness to reinstate Mrs. Jervis.
(d) His discussion of English authors.
12. Following the tea at Sir Simon's what happens when Mr. B and Pamela return home?
(a) Lady Davers is waiting to confront them.
(b) Lady Davers ignores them completely.
(c) Lady Davers has already left.
(d) Lady Davers is already in bed.
13. As Pamela returns to Bedfordhshire and assumes her new way of life, what aspects of her character are revealed?
(a) She is dependent on Mr. B and can only handle the situation when Mr. B is around.
(b) Inability to cope with her new status and to adapt to her role.
(c) Resilience, adaptability and ability to rise to the occasion of her marriage.
(d) She is dependent upon Mrs. Jervis for everything.
14. 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?
(a) Assertiveness and honesty.
(b) Patience and forgiveness.
(c) Maturity and patience.
(d) Resilience and assertiveness.
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 tells his guests of his past treatment of Pamela, giving her all credit and accepting the discredit.
(b) He apologizes publicly to Pamela and her family.
(c) He asks for forgiveness for his wrongs against other women.
(d) He acknowledges his faults.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Mr. B informs Mrs. Jewkes about his imminent marriage to Pamela, what is Mrs. Jewkes' main worry?
2. Which of the following phrases best reflects the theme of the section of the novel in which Mr. B and Lady Davers have their confrontation and then overcome their disagreement?
3. 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?
4. 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?
5. What are the significant aspects of the conversations between Mr. B and the third visitor prior to the marriage between Mr. B and Pamela?
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