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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. How does Mr. B try to encourage Pamela to keep the incident a secret?
(a) He offers her a holiday.
(b) He offers her money.
(c) He offers her new clothes.
(d) He promises to give her a higher place in the household.

2. After Pamela's rejection of Mr. B's proposition, Mr B renews his attempt to take liberties with her, resulting in Pamela's fainting. What new worries face Pamela after this incident?
(a) She worries that she may have given in to him after a drink.
(b) She worries that he took advantage of her after she fainted because of his approach to her.
(c) She worries that they will never be able to speak to each other after this.
(d) She is afraid of what her parents will think.

3. What is the response of Pamela's parents to her first letter?
(a) They warn her to be careful of Mr. B.
(b) They advise her to confide in one of the older servants.
(c) They advise her to confide in Lady Davers.
(d) They advise her to come home.

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

5. After Mr. Williams apologizes to Pamela for disclosing their plans, who writes to him about Mr. B's plans to visit?
(a) John Arnold.
(b) Jonathan.
(c) Mrs. Jervis.
(d) Lady Davers.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mr. B arrives at Lincolnshire and ignores Pamela, what does Pamela worry about?

2. As Mr. B makes his new approach to Pamela, what are the financial arrangements outlined in the articles of his proposition?

3. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pamela's attitude to Lady Davers' behavior reveal about her character?

2. When Lady Davers abuses Pamela and the quarrel between Lady Davers and Mr. B escalates, what is the final offense committed by Lady Davers and to what does it lead?

3. As the novel comes to a close and Mr. B has spent many busy hours in the library, what revelation does Mr. B make to Pamela concerning his activities?

4. How does the conflict between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalate at the beginning of Section 13?

5. In Section 3 of the novel, how does Mr. B's increasing interference with Pamela reveal aspects of his character and create tension?

6. 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?

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. How does Mr. B intensify his advances toward Pamela after the argument at the party?

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

10. Although the anger between Mr. B and his sister has subsided and everything appears to be fine, what lingering concern does Pamela have as a consequence of Lady Davers' outburst?

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