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

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 a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(b) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(c) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(d) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.

3. How does Pamela seek to contribute to collaborating with Mr. Williams to arrange her escape?
(a) She writes to Mr. B and points out that she will find her way home.
(b) She writes a letter to her father asking him to meet her.
(c) She promises to meet Mr. Williams at an agreed location from which he will take her to her parents.
(d) She offers Mr. Williams half her money to procure a horse and carriage.

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

5. In the same letter, what other allegations does Mr. B make about Pamela?
(a) That Pamela has begun a romantic correspondence with a penniless clergyman.
(b) That Pamela no longer wishes to work for him.
(c) That Pamela has been insolent to him.
(d) That Pamela has been getting mixed up with other servants.

Short Answer Questions

1. After being confronted by Pamela, what does Robin do about his assistance to Mr. B and his scheme against Pamela?

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

3. How does Lady Davers respond to Pamela when she visits?

4. At the beginning of Section 6, what tragedy befalls Mr. Williams?

5. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the foundation of Pamela's virtue established and reinforced in Section 2 when questions arise about Mr. B's intentions towards her?

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

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

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

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

9. What role does Mrs. Jewkes play in Section 4 of the novel?

10. What are the early indications that Mr. B is making inappropriate approaches to Pamela?

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