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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. Why does Pamela wish that Mr. B would give her money instead of nice clothes?
(a) So she can send money for her parents.
(b) Because she wants to save for the future.
(c) So she can go home.
(d) Because she is not interested in clothes

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

3. 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?
(a) At Williams' house.
(b) At a farmhouse.
(c) At Mrs. Jervis's house.
(d) At Mrs. Jewkes's house.

4. About what does Mr. B write to Pamela while she is waiting to go home in Section 5?
(a) He tells her he is sorry for his poor behavior.
(b) He tells her to be careful of the clergyman.
(c) He tells her to pay attention to the guidance of Mrs. Jewkes.
(d) He writes begging Pamela to see him.

5. What is Mr. B's first response to seeing Pamela writing to her parents?
(a) He praises her.
(b) He chastises her for neglecting his mother.
(c) He calls her childish and simple.
(d) He chastises her for neglecting the household duties.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event results in Pamela's first letter to her parents?

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

3. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?

4. Which of the following words best describe the attitude reflected in Mr. B's proposition and in the articles that he presents to Pamela?

5. What attitude does Mr. B show towards Pamela's virtue in Section 3 as she prepares to go home?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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