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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 event results in Pamela's first letter to her parents?
(a) The loss of Pamela's job.
(b) The death of Pamela's lady.
(c) Mr. B's gift.
(d) Mr. B's advances.

2. According to Pamela's father, how important is it for Pamela to maintain her virtue?
(a) He says virtue is of great importance.
(b) He says her virtue is important to her future.
(c) He says virtue is important if she wants a good husband.
(d) He says virtue is more important than life.

3. When Mr. Andrews arrives looking for Pamela, how does Mr. B explain her absence?
(a) He claims to have sent her to wait upon a bishop's wife.
(b) He denies any knowledge of her whereabouts.
(c) He clams she has gone to Lady Davers.
(d) He says she has already left for home.

4. In Section 4, when Pamela hears of the possibility of Mr. B visiting Lincolnshire, how does she try to end the problems between her and Mr. B?
(a) She asks Mr. Longman to speak to Mr. B.
(b) She asks a clergyman to warn Mr. B about approaching her.
(c) She writes him a letter begging him not to see her.
(d) She asks Mrs. Jewkes to tell him she wishes to be left alone.

5. In her desperation to escape from Lincolnshire, Pamela contemplates suicide but she later decides against it; why?
(a) She fears that it will send her soul to eternal damnation.
(b) She thinks the situation is not worth her life
(c) She is too afraid.
(d) She receives a letter of inspiration from her parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Pamela respond to Mr. B's proposition and the articles contained in it?

2. What does Pamela learn through a letter from Mr. Williams about the gentry and their attitude toward her situation?

3. After Pamela's rejection of Mr. B's proposition, Mr B renews his attempt to take liberties with her, resulting in Pamela's fainting. What new worries face Pamela after this incident?

4. How does Pamela react to the attempts of the ladies to see her at the dinner party?

5. At the beginning of Section 2, when Mr. B wants to give Pamela the gift of clothes, how does he try to gain her trust?

Short Essay Questions

1. What incident occurs in Section 12 that fulfills the reader's expectation of trouble from Lady Davers?

2. In Section 10, what is the response of the gentry to Pamela after news of her imminent marriage becomes known?

3. What is the significance of the author's decision to return Pamela to Bedfordshire for the end of the story?

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

5. Although the anger between Mr. B and his sister has subsided and everything appears to be fine, what lingering concern does Pamela have as a consequence of Lady Davers' outburst?

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

7. When Lady Davers abuses Pamela and the quarrel between Lady Davers and Mr. B escalates, what is the final offense committed by Lady Davers and to what does it lead?

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

9. How does the conflict between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalate at the beginning of Section 13?

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

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