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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. What does Mr. B communicate to the farmer about Pamela?
2. After failing to help Pamela escape, Mr. Williams writes to her introducing a different subject. What is the subject?
3. How does Pamela react to the attempts of the ladies to see her at the dinner party?
4. After being confronted by Pamela, what does Robin do about his assistance to Mr. B and his scheme against Pamela?
5. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?
Short Essay Questions
1. What other warnings do Pamela's parents give her at the beginning of the novel?
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. What important aspects of the plot are revealed through Pamela's first letter to her parents?
4. What complications does Mr. B design in order to keep Pamela under his control after she leaves his estate?
5. 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?
6. How do the circumstances of Pamela's life cause her to adopt one of the flaws in Mr. B's character?
7. How does Section 6 highlight the intensity of Pamela's struggle to save her virtue?
8. What role does Mrs. Jervis play in the beginning of the story?
9. What are the early indications that Mr. B is making inappropriate approaches to Pamela?
10. What incidents follow Pamela's loss of help from Mr. Williams?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the themes in "Pamela" is the impact of prejudice and preconceived notions on the reactions of various individuals and groups. Discuss in detail the instances in which prejudice and preconceived notions are revealed in the story and comment on the extent to which they represent problems in real-life situations.
Essay Topic 2
Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are towering figures in the life of Pamela and they establish the power of simplicity, virtue and commitment in a complex and frightening world. Discuss the evidence provided by the author of the complex and frightening world in which Pamela finds herself and comment on the role of her parents in establishing that honor and virtue are powerful means of survival in such a world.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Mr. B and Pamela and comment on the role played by this relationship in the novel.
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