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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. Throughout Section 5, when Pamela's movements are restricted and monitored, which character is Mr. B's chief ally?
(a) Mrs. Jervis.
(b) Mrs. Jewkes.
(c) Mr. Williams.
(d) Lady Davers.

2. At the beginning of Section 6, what tragedy befalls Mr. Williams?
(a) He is involved in an accident.
(b) He is attacked by two rogues and his belongings are stolen.
(c) Mr. B attacks him for interfering with Pamela.
(d) He is dismissed from the Church.

3. By the end of Section 1, it is evident that the author is making use of the epistolary style of writing. To what does this refer?
(a) The relationships between different social classes.
(b) The exchange of letters between the characters.
(c) The many biblical allusions.
(d) The pastoral setting in which the action takes place.

4. After Pamela's failed attempt at escaping, what news of Mr. B causes her to worry about him?
(a) She hears of his fall from a horse.
(b) She hears of him almost drowning in a hunting accident.
(c) She hears of him being held up by thugs.
(d) She hears of him being shot in a hunting accident.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. About what plan devised by Mr. B against Mr. Williams does Pamela accidentally read in a letter from Mr. B?

2. How does Pamela respond to her parents' advice?

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

4. After Mr. Williams is involved in an incident and is visited by Mrs. Jewkes, how does he let Pamela down?

5. In Section 7 when Mr. B makes his surprising new approach to Pamela, how many articles does Mr. B outline to her?

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 character traits of Mrs. Jewkes are revealed in Section 5 as she acts as Mr. B's ally?

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

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

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

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

7. What important aspects of the plot are revealed through Pamela's first letter to her parents?

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

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

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

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