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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What advice do Pamela's parents send her in response to Mr. Williams' earlier suggestion to Pamela?
(a) They encourage her to accept his idea.
(b) They ask her to defer a decision on the matter.
(c) They forbid her to follow his suggestion.
(d) They suggest that she discuss it with Mr. B.

2. In Section 4, when Pamela hears of the possibility of Mr. B visiting Lincolnshire, how does she try to end the problems between her and Mr. B?
(a) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(b) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(c) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.
(d) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.

3. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He wants Pamela to write to the Church complaining about the actions of Mr. Williams.
(b) He wants Pamela to give details about all the discussions between Pamela and Mr. Williams.
(c) He wants an assurance that Mr. Williams had no encouragement from Pamela.
(d) He wants Pamela to have no contact with Mr. Williams.

4. At the end of Section 2, what is the reaction of the other servants to Pamela's departure from Mr. B's estate?
(a) They are indifferent.
(b) They curse her for giving Mr. B a bad name.
(c) They are happy to see her go.
(d) They mourn at her departure.

5. As Mr. B makes his new approach to Pamela, what are the financial arrangements outlined in the articles of his proposition?
(a) He will pay Pamela a stipend each month.
(b) He will give her five hundred guineas.
(c) He will contribute to paying off the debts of Pamela's parents.
(d) He will pay Pamela's father a fixed sum to cover Pamela's expenses.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?

2. In Section 3, of what does Mr. B accuse Pamela when he sees her dressed up at the dinner party?

3. Following the dinner party incidents, what does Mr. B do to Pamela?

4. According to a short narrative passage in Section 4 after Pamela is due to go home, what new betrayal has Pamela suffered?

5. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mr. B intensify his advances toward Pamela after the argument at the party?

2. What incidents follow Pamela's loss of help from Mr. Williams?

3. What other warnings do Pamela's parents give her at the beginning of the novel?

4. What important aspects of the plot are revealed through Pamela's first letter to her parents?

5. How does Mr. B manipulate other characters to achieve what he wants from Pamela?

6. In the preface to the novel, reference is made to the comment by the editor of "Pamela" that the book will become the standard for this style of writing. To what style of writing does the novel belong?

7. What character traits of Mrs. Jewkes are revealed in Section 5 as she acts as Mr. B's ally?

8. What role does Mrs. Jervis play in the beginning of the story?

9. From the very beginning, Pamela's parents seem to be aware of Mr. B as a danger to Pamela's virtue. In what way does this foreshadow later events?

10. How does Section 6 highlight the intensity of Pamela's struggle to save her virtue?

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