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

2. In what century was "Pamela" written?
(a) The nineteenth.
(b) The eighteenth.
(c) The seventeenth.
(d) The sixteenth.

3. What reference to marriage does Mr. B include in the articles that he sets out in his proposition to Pamela?
(a) He will marry her after she has a child.
(b) He will marry her after twelve months of cohabitation if her good behavior continues.
(c) He will review the possibility of marrying her after two years.
(d) There is no reference to marriage

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

5. How does Mr. B make things worse with Pamela after his return?
(a) He attacks her.
(b) He ignores her.
(c) He beats her.
(d) He kisses and gropes her.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?

2. How does Pamela respond to being let down by Mr. Williams?

3. In Section 6, after the news of Mr. B's planned visit to Lincolnshire, Mrs. Jewkes frightens Pamela with information about a new scheme that Mr. B is supposedly planning. What is this scheme?

4. What explanation does Mr. B offer for not wanting Pamela to go to work for Lady Davers?

5. After the dinner party when Mr B disguises himself and frightens Pamela, how does she react?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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