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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 is the alternative title of the novel?
(a) Or Virtue Rewarded.
(b) The Benefits of Virtue.
(c) Virtue Seduced.
(d) Virtue Tested.

2. Throughout Section 5, when Pamela's movements are restricted and monitored, which character is Mr. B's chief ally?
(a) Mrs. Jervis.
(b) Mr. Williams.
(c) Lady Davers.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes.

3. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?
(a) Of neglecting her duties.
(b) Of being useless and artful.
(c) Of stealing.
(d) Of lying.

4. 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 claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(c) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.
(d) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.

5. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They are anxious to see the young woman about whose beauty they have heard.
(b) They try to ridicule her for spreading rumors about Mr. B.
(c) They want to tease and embarrass her.
(d) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?

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

3. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?

4. As Pamela is supposedly on her way home from Mr. B's estate with the coachman, where does Mr. B arrange for them to make the first stop?

5. After the dinner party when Mr. B disguises himself, what is Mr. B's response to Mrs. Jervis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. After Pamela rejects Mr. B's proposal for her to become his mistress, to what lengths does he go to have his way with her?

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