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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. At the beginning of Section 2, when Mr. B wants to give Pamela the gift of clothes, how does he try to gain her trust?
(a) By making sure that the other servants receive gifts also.
(b) By making Mrs. Jervis give her.
(c) By making Mrs. Jervis go with him.
(d) By having Lady Danvers join him.

2. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?
(a) He tells Mrs. Jewkes everything that has passed between him and Pamela.
(b) He reveals everything to Lady Davers.
(c) He reveals everything to Mr. B.
(d) He reveals everything to the gentry.

3. What incident that occurs in Section 2, does Mr. B ask Pamela to keep a secret?
(a) His threat to dismiss her.
(b) His attempt to kiss her.
(c) The offer of employment by Lady Danvers.
(d) His promise to keep her on as a maid.

4. How does Pamela respond to being let down by Mr. Williams?
(a) She forgives him.
(b) She forbids him to see her.
(c) Pamela writes him, chiding him for his openness.
(d) She refuses to speak with him.

5. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?
(a) She hides a letter to Mr. Williams asking him to help her escape.
(b) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to ask him to help her.
(c) She meets Mr. Williams at the church and seeks help.
(d) She meets Mr. Williams at the post office and describes her plight.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?

2. What explanation does Mr. B offer for not wanting Pamela to go to work for Lady Davers?

3. After Mr. B ignores Pamela for some time during his visit to Lincolnshire, what surprising turn of events occurs?

4. Pamela's worries about Mr. B's safety and about what he might have heard from Mrs. Jewkes about Pamela, suggest that she has mixed feelings about Mr. B even though he has been so brutal to her; which of the following literary devices is exemplified in this situation?

5. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of the dinner party about which Pamela writes her parents?

2. As Pamela leaves for Lincolnshire what part do letters play in advancing the plot?

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

4. How does Pamela deal with the approaches made by Mr B and what is the result?

5. 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?

6. How does his proposal in Section 7 demonstrate Mr. B's character?

7. In Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B intensifies his advances toward Pamela in an incident that involves Mrs. Jervis, what significant outcome results?

8. In Section 6, how does Pamela reveal that she has conflicting emotions about Mr. B?

9. How do the circumstances of Pamela's life cause her to adopt one of the flaws in Mr. B's character?

10. After Mr. B's attempts to have his way with Pamela in Section 7, what changes does Mr. B make in the guidelines affecting Pamela's activities?

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