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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 suggest that she discuss it with Mr. B.
(d) They forbid her to follow his suggestion.

2. What reference to marriage does Mr. B include in the articles that he sets out in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He will marry her after she has a child.
(b) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(c) There is no reference to marriage
(d) He will review the possibility of marrying her after two years.

3. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?
(a) He says she has already left for home.
(b) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.
(c) He claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(d) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.

4. After the dinner party when Mr B disguises himself and frightens Pamela, how does she react?
(a) She calls for Mrs. Jewkes.
(b) She screams out for Mrs. Jervis to come.
(c) She runs out of the house.
(d) She shrieks and faints then awakens to find Mr. B gone.

5. 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 give details about all the discussions between Pamela and Mr. Williams.
(b) He wants an assurance that Mr. Williams had no encouragement from Pamela.
(c) He wants Pamela to write to the Church complaining about the actions of Mr. Williams.
(d) He wants Pamela to have no contact with Mr. Williams.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?

2. Upon hearing the response of the gentry toward her plight, what does Pamela ask Mr. Williams to do to help her?

3. How does Mr. B make things worse with Pamela after his return?

4. In Section 4 when Mr. B writes to Mr. Andrews, what does Mr. B allege about the liberties he has taken with Pamela?

5. About what plan devised by Mr. B against Mr. Williams does Pamela accidentally read in a letter from Mr. B?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the tension between Mr B and Pamela escalate as Section 4 of the novel is completed?

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

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

4. In Section 5, what role does Mr. Williams play in regard to Pamela's situation at Lincolnshire?

5. In Section 7, when Mr. B finally summons Pamela, what surprising development takes place?

6. 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?

7. In Section 3 of the novel, how does Mr. B's increasing interference with Pamela reveal aspects of his character and create tension?

8. What complications does Mr. B design in order to keep Pamela under his control after she leaves his estate?

9. How is Mr. Williams' role in helping Pamela to escape brought to an end in Section 6?

10. 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?

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