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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. In Section 2, after Mr. B returns from a two week absence, of what does he accuse Pamela?

2. 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?

3. What event leads Pamela to plot her own escape?

4. What characteristic of the society is made evident in Section 3 of the novel when Mr. B terminates the employment of servants?

5. After Pamela's failed attempt at escaping, what news of Mr. B causes her to worry about him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Pamela deal with the approaches made by Mr B and what is the result?

3. What other warnings do Pamela's parents give her at the beginning of the novel?

4. As the newly married couple settle down in Bedforshire, how does the author demonstrate Pamela's adjustment to her new way of life?

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

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

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

8. As Pamela leaves for Lincolnshire what part do letters play in advancing the plot?

9. What is achieved by the author causing Lady Davers to oppose the relationship between Pamela and Mr. B when she visits them in Lincolnshire.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The theme of love plays an important part in "Pamela" but there are many types of love. Using specific examples, discuss the author's portrayal of filial, romantic, familial, and pretended love in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Discuss the roles of the three most active minor characters in "Pamela". To what extent do they contribute to conflict in the story and how do they assist in the resolution of such conflict?

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