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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 calls Pamela a "wanton hussey".
(d) Lady Davers accuses Pamela of having lost her virtue because she refuses to believe they are married.
2. 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) They are polite but aloof.
(c) Everyone praises her.
(d) They are distant.
3. After the altercation between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalates, what finally causes the reconciliation between them?
(a) As he sees the two women reconcile, Mr. B is pleased and salutes them both.
(b) Sir Simon appeals to Lady Davers to forgive her brother.
(c) Sir Simon appeals to Mr. B to forgive his sister.
(d) Mrs. Jervis intervenes and guides and encourages Mr. B to forgive his sister.
4. 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?
(a) He denies it completely.
(b) He claims he knew nothing of it.
(c) He chastises her for believing such nonsense.
(d) He admits that he considered it.
5. After Mr. B examines and comments on Pamela's papers during their encounter in the garden, how does the incident end?
(a) Pamela sees a change in him and allows him to kiss her.
(b) Mrs. Jewkes turns up just as they are about to kiss.
(c) Mr. B offers to kiss Pamela but she recalls the sham marriage plan and rejects him, leading to his anger.
(d) Mr. B discovers the true virtue of Pamela and apologizes for everything.
6. Following his marriage to Pamela, how is Mr. B's generosity revealed?
(a) Through his gifts to the servants.
(b) Through his gifts to Pamela.
(c) Through his gift to the church.
(d) Through his gifts to Pamela, her parents and the servants.
7. 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 indicates that this will be his last letter as he will marry someone else.
(d) Mr. B states that Pamela will not be allowed back to his estates.
8. 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) Resilience and assertiveness.
(b) Maturity and patience.
(c) Assertiveness and honesty.
(d) Patience and forgiveness.
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. 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) She must explain that they cannot attend.
(c) She must ensure that they keep it a secret.
(d) They must move to his estate immediately.
11. How do Pamela and Lady Davers try to deal with Mr. B's rage?
(a) Both plead with Mr. B to forgive them.
(b) Each one tries to explain to Mr. B that she did not mean to let the situation get out of hand.
(c) Both withdraw from the situation.
(d) Both decide to ignore Mr. B and deal with each other.
12. When Pamela, Mr. B, and Mr. Andrews go out for an airing in the coach, what is the effect of Pamela's appearance on Mr. Andrews?
(a) He is ashamed that he is too poor and his daughter doesn't fit in.
(b) He is stunned by her apperance.
(c) He reminds her not to be vain.
(d) He does not recognize her because she is dressed, but he admires her greatly.
13. 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 should have stayed out of the altercation.
(c) He believes that Pamela is stooping too much to Lady Davers.
(d) He is ashamed of Pamela because what his sister is saying may be true.
14. 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 are indifferent to her.
(b) They rejoice at seeing her.
(c) They are sullen when presented to her.
(d) They are hostile to her.
15. 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 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.
(d) He swears that he will always make her happy.
Short Answer Questions
1. What concern has brought Pamela's father to visit in Section 10?
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 is Pamela's state of mind at the end of the section in which she marries Mr. B and he displays his love and generosity?
4. What disagreement do Pamela and Mr. B have in the early stages of planning their marriage?
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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