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

2. In the preface to the novel, what phrase is used to describe the category to which it belongs?
(a) Novel of manners.
(b) Romance.
(c) Picaresque.
(d) Coming of age.

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 cannot marry her but he loves her.
(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 has already comitted to someone but he cannot do without Pamela.

4. After Mr. B ignores Pamela for some time during his visit to Lincolnshire, what surprising turn of events occurs?
(a) Mr. B visits Pamela and commands her to dine with him.
(b) He asks her to be his wife.
(c) He encourages her to contact Mr. Williams.
(d) Mr. B asks her to be his mistress.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Throughout Section 5, when Pamela's movements are restricted and monitored, which character is Mr. B's chief ally?

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

5. How does Mr. B try to get rid of Pamela after the dinner party?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Section 9, what is revealed about the complications in the changing relationship between Mr. B and Pamela?

3. 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?

4. As the tensions ease between Pamela and Mr. B. in Section 9, what lingering concern does he express to Pamela about a past involvement of hers?

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

6. On the night and day following her wedding, how does Pamela feel about the events that occur?

7. Who makes a surprise visit to Pamela and Mr. B in Section 10 and what transpires during the visit?

8. How is irony demonstrated in Mrs. Jewkes reaction to the news that Pamela will soon be her mistress?

9. After Lady Davers reveals the important facts about Mr. B's past and Mr. B orders the chariot and leaves, What events cause a turn in the hostility between the siblings?

10. What events follow the reading of Pamela's papers by Mr. B?

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