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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why is it useful for the author to bring Pamela back to Bedfordshire after her marriage?
(a) To show Mr. B's servants how he has changed.
(b) To show the Bedfordshire gentry how Pamela has prevailed over her troubles.
(c) To create contrast and irony as the change in Pamela's circumstances taking her where her troubles began.
(d) To show the servants that she overcame her troubles.
2. 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. Claims that he will have his way with his proposal of cohabitation.
(c) Mr. B states that Pamela will not be allowed back to his estates.
(d) Mr. B indicates that this will be his last letter as he will marry someone else.
3. 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 the prejudice in the society by accusing Mr. B of marrying the daughter of a beggar.
(b) She shows prejudice by saying that Pamela must not live in the family estate.
(c) She shows prejudice by insisting that Pamela should inherit nothing from her family.
(d) She shows prejudice by saying that she doesn't want a servant girl in her family.
4. 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?
5. How does Pamela feel towards Mr. B in Section 8 after overhearing Mrs. B and Mrs. Jewkes' conversation?
(a) She is too inclined in Mr. B's favor and wishes she was of the right social class for him.
(b) She is confused.
(c) She doesn't trust him.
(d) She wants to have nothing more to do with him.
6. 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 Pamela made the situation worse.
(c) He believes that Pamela should have stayed out of the altercation.
(d) He believes that Pamela is stooping too much to Lady Davers.
7. What causes the first confrontation between Pamela and Lady Davers, when Lady Davers arrives?
(a) Pamela accuses Lady Davers of arriving without warning.
(b) Lady Davers accuses Pamela of wanting Mr. B's money.
(c) Lady davers calls Pamela a "wanton hussey".
(d) Lady Davers accuses Pamela of having lost her virtue because she refuses to believe they are married.
8. In Section 11, which character is clearly opposed to the marriage between Mrs. B and Pamela?
(a) Mrs. Jervis.
(b) Mrs. Andrews.
(c) Lady Davers.
(d) Mr. Williams.
9. When Mr. B asks Pamela to make the final decision concerning the day for their marriage, what influences her to choose the day that she chooses?
(a) She chooses Friday because of Mr. B's birthday.
(b) She chooses Tuesday because her parents were married on that day.
(c) She chooses Wednesday because of her birthday.
(d) Her birthday and her parents' anniversary were on Thursday.
10. How does Pamela celebrate her marriage when she returns to Bedfordshire?
(a) She presents herself to the gentry.
(b) She buys new clothes.
(c) She gives the servants monetary gifts.
(d) She gets involved with the church.
11. How do Pamela and Lady Davers try to deal with Mr. B's rage?
(a) Both decide to ignore Mr. B and deal with each other.
(b) Each one tries to explain to Mr. B that she did not mean to let the situation get out of hand.
(c) Both plead with Mr. B to forgive them.
(d) Both withdraw from the situation.
12. When Mr. B sees Pamela's reaction to him after she overhears his conversation with Mrs. Jewkes, how does Mr. B behave?
(a) He dismisses Pamela again.
(b) He locks himself in the closet.
(c) He leaves in anger.
(d) He apologizes to Pamela.
13. 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.
14. When Pamela becomes aware of this source of opposition to her marriage, why is she very worried?
(a) Because she hopes that everyone will be supportive.
(b) Because of the negative impact it will have on Mr. B's relationships.
(c) Because she doesn't want any disagreements with Mr. B and this person.
(d) Because of the impact on her father.
15. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?
(a) Mr. B and Mrs. Jervis are reconciled.
(b) Mr. B and Mr. Andrews are reconciled.
(c) Mr. B and Mr. Williams are reconciled.
(d) Mr. B and Pamela are reconciled.
Short Answer Questions
1. How are Pamela and Mr. B treated during the period before their departure of Lincolnshire?
2. When Mr. B asks Pamela what she will do if she is unable to interact with other ladies after they are married, how does Pamela respond?
3. As the first altercation between Pamela and Lady Davers escalates, how does Pamela get away from Lady Davers to meet her husband?
4. In Section 14, how does Pamela respond when Lady Davers asks whether she loved Mr. B during her trials?
5. 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?
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