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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 Mr. B arrives at Lincolnshire and ignores Pamela, what does Pamela worry about?
(a) That he will cause Mr. Jewkes to limit Pamela's movements even more.
(b) That he will send her away.
(c) That he will resume his abuses.
(d) That he is listening to Mrs. Jewkes' complaints against her.

2. How does Pamela react to the attempts of the ladies to see her at the dinner party?
(a) She hides in a closet.
(b) She goes out of the house.
(c) She wears a disguise.
(d) She hides in Mrs. Jervis' room.

3. At the end of Section 5, in an effort to save her virtue, what does Pamela write Mr. B about?
(a) She threatens to inform the clergyman about her troubles.
(b) She threatens to tell Lady Davers about her troubles.
(c) She writes telling him of her misery and begging him not to see her.
(d) She writes telling him of her misery.

4. What reason does Mr. B give for agreeing to let Pamela go home after this incident?
(a) He is tired of her hypocrisy.
(b) She is telling lies on him.
(c) He will be marrying soon.
(d) She is too much trouble.

5. As Section 3 begins, what is the reaction of Mr. B's dinner party guests to the rumors about Pamela?
(a) They are anxious to see the simple servant about whom everyone is talking.
(b) They are anxious to see the young woman about whose beauty they have heard.
(c) They try to ridicule her for spreading rumors about Mr. B.
(d) They want to tease and embarrass her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reference does Mr. B make to Mr. Williams in one of the articles contained in his proposition to Pamela?

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

3. How does Pamela seek to contribute to collaborating with Mr. Williams to arrange her escape?

4. Having agreed to Pamela's departure from Bedfordshire, what condition does Mr. B impose?

5. In Section 4 when Mr. B writes to Mr. Andrews, what does Mr. B allege about the liberties he has taken with Pamela?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. After Pamela rejects Mr. B's proposal for her to become his mistress, to what lengths does he go to have his way with her?

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

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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