Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What event results in Pamela's first letter to her parents?

3. As Pamela discovers her situation with Mrs. Jewkes in Section 5, how does Pamela seek assistance from Mr. Williams?

4. How does Mr. B deal with the incident in which Pamela runs to her room and lies on the floor?

5. In the preface to the novel, what phrase is used to describe the category to which it belongs?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Section 14, following their departure from the gentry in Lincolnshire, what events follow the return of Pamela and Mr. B to the estate in Bedfordshire?

2. While the wedding and its aftermath bring happiness to Mr. B and Pamela, what issue develops in Section 11 that will create conflict for them?

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

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

5. In Section 15 after Mr. B and Pamela undertake the journey to the establishment, how do Mr. B's revelations about his past shed light on his earlier intentions towards Pamela and on the present?

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

7. In Section 14 as Pamela and Lady Davers become closer, what information does the older woman seek about Pamela's past?

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. To complete the novel, what specific tasks does the narrator undertake?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Pamela" in the Literature syllabus for high school students?

Essay Topic 2

It is reasonable to assume that the author thought carefully about the alternative title "Or Virtue Rewarded". Compare and contrast the relative merits and demerits of the titles "Pamela" and "Virtue Rewarded"

Essay Topic 3

In adapting plays and novels for screen, producers and directors often make significant changes to the themes, characters and plot lines of the original. Having studied this novel in detail, evaluate the assertion that the themes, characters and plot lines of "Pamela" would have to be significantly modified to be a successful production for modern screen.

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