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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 when the young ladies from the gentry invite her to join them for dinner?
(a) She knows they are ridiculing her.
(b) She dislikes being with them.
(c) She feels comfortable with them.
(d) She feels unworthy of them.
2. How does Mr. B try to convince Pamela that he will be faithful and true?
(a) 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.
(b) He swears that he will always make her happy.
(c) He repeatedly promises her never to be unkind again.
(d) He gives her everything she asks for.
3. Following his marriage to Pamela, how is Mr. B's generosity revealed?
(a) Through his gift to the church.
(b) Through his gifts to Pamela.
(c) Through his gifts to the servants.
(d) Through his gifts to Pamela, her parents and the servants.
4. When Mr. B sees Pamela's reaction to him after she overhears his conversation with Mrs. Jewkes, how does Mr. B behave?
(a) He locks himself in the closet.
(b) He apologizes to Pamela.
(c) He dismisses Pamela again.
(d) He leaves in anger.
5. 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 servants.
(b) He makes humorous comments about the gentry.
(c) He refers to Mr. B making jokes with Pamela.
(d) He refers to Pamela not knowing how to sign her new name.
6. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?
(a) Mr. B and Mr. Andrews are reconciled.
(b) Mr. B and Pamela are reconciled.
(c) Mr. B and Mr. Williams are reconciled.
(d) Mr. B and Mrs. Jervis are reconciled.
7. 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 is ashamed of Pamela because what his sister is saying may be true.
(b) He believes that Pamela should have stayed out of the altercation.
(c) He believes Pamela made the situation worse.
(d) He believes that Pamela is stooping too much to Lady Davers.
8. When Pamela visits Lady Davers, what request does Lady Davers make of Pamela in order to discover more about her experiences?
(a) She asks to see her letters to her parents.
(b) Lady Davers asks to see Pamela's journal.
(c) She asks her to tell her all about her trials and how they affected her.
(d) She asks her not to assume Mr. B's name.
9. How is Pamela's loyalty displayed after her marriage?
(a) She asks Mr. B to reinstate Mrs. Jervis, Mr. Longman, and Mr. Jonathan.
(b) She forgives Mrs. Jewkes.
(c) Through her attitude to her parents.
(d) She forgives Jonathan.
10. In Section 14, how does Pamela respond when Lady Davers asks whether she loved Mr. B during her trials?
(a) She says she did not have the presumption to do so.
(b) She refuses to answer.
(c) She says she is unsure whether she did or not.
(d) She claims that she did not love him.
11. How is Pamela treated by the person who accompanies Lady Davers?
(a) She is physically attacked by one of them.
(b) She is called terrible names by both of them.
(c) She is attacked by both until she leaves.
(d) She is taunted by both and prevented from leaving.
12. 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) Mr. Williams might accuse Mr. B of causing his troubles.
(c) She might have done something to encourage his proposal.
(d) She might have damaged her reputation with him.
13. When it is confirmed for Lady Davers that Mr. B and Pamela are truly married, Lady Davers reacts negatively. What does this reaction to the news reflect about some aspects of the society in which the novel is set?
(a) She shows prejudice by saying that she doesn't want a servant girl in her family.
(b) She shows the prejudice in the society by accusing Mr. B of marrying the daughter of a beggar.
(c) She shows prejudice by insisting that Pamela should inherit nothing from her family.
(d) She shows prejudice by saying that Pamela must not live in the family estate.
14. 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. Claims that he will have his way with his proposal of cohabitation.
(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. B begs her to return and promises that he will write asking her father permission to marry her.
15. 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?
(b) Turning point.
(c) Falling action.
Short Answer Questions
1. How are Pamela's chastity and innocence demonstrated after her marriage?
2. How does Mr. B occupy himself in the days after he and Pamela return to Bedfordshire?
3. What feelings towards Pamela has Mr. B displayed after she reacts to overhearing Mrs. B and Mrs. Jeweks' conversation in Section 8?
4. As Pamela returns to Bedfordhshire and assumes her new way of life, what aspects of her character are revealed?
5. 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?
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