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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. When given the opportunity to apologize for her insolence and continue working, what does Mrs. Jervis do?
(a) She promises to think about it.
(b) She accepts and apologizes.
(c) She says she will return after Pamela leaves.
(d) She refuses because of Mr. B's treatment of Pamela.

2. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?
(a) Five.
(b) Seven.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Ten.

3. At the end of Section 7, it is evident that Mr. B has contradictory feelings about Pamela. How does he communicate these feelings to Pamela?
(a) He has already comitted to someone but he cannot do without Pamela.
(b) He praises Pamela but confesses he cannot stand the thought of marriage nor the thought of her marrying another man.
(c) He wants to be with her but his social status forbids this.
(d) He cannot marry her but he loves her.

4. 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?
(a) He plans to give up all responsibility for her.
(b) He plans to marry Pamela to Mr. Colbrand and buy her on her wedding day.
(c) He plans to send her to Lady Davers.
(d) He plans to send her to Kent to work for his friends.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?

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

3. Faced with the realization that she is worried about Mr. B's condition, what concern does Pamela have about her response?

4. By the end of Section 1, Pamela is established as the main character pursuing a goal and Mr. B as the character who is presenting obstacles to her accomplishing her goal. Which of the following pair of words best describes these two roles?

5. How does Mr. B react to Pamela after she responds to his proposition and the articles he proposed in it?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How is the foundation of Pamela's virtue established and reinforced in Section 2 when questions arise about Mr. B's intentions towards her?

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

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

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

8. How does his proposal in Section 7 demonstrate Mr. B's character?

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

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

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