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

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

3. To whom does Pamela write a letter referring to what Mr. Williams proposes?
(a) Her father.
(b) Mrs. Jervis.
(c) Mr. B.
(d) Mrs. Jewkes.

4. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?
(a) They are sorry for her.
(b) They are willing to help her.
(c) They consider her an outsider.
(d) They regret her situation but are unwilling to anger Mr. B by helping her.

5. What does Mr. B first offer Pamela in fulfillment of his mother's wishes?
(a) Four guineas.
(b) A job in his sister's house.
(c) To pay her way home.
(d) Clothes.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?

2. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?

3. What characteristic of the society is made evident in Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B terminates the employment of servants?

4. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?

5. After Mr. Williams apologizes to Pamela for disclosing their plans, who writes to him about Mr. B's plans to visit?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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