Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded Test | Final 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. When Pamela stops at an inn on her way to her parents' home, she receives a letter from Mr. B. What important information does this letter contain?

2. What causes the first confrontation between Pamela and Lady Davers, when Lady Davers arrives?

3. When Pamela becomes aware of this source of opposition to her marriage, why is she very worried?

4. When it is confirmed for Lady Davers that Mr. B and Pamela are truly married, Lady Davers reacts negatively. What does this reaction to the news reflect about some aspects of the society in which the novel is set?

5. How does Pamela feel towards Mr. B in Section 8 after overhearing Mrs. B and Mrs. Jewkes' conversation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. In Section 8, what unexpected event leads Pamela to further fear and mistrust Mr. B?

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. After Mr. B recovers from his fever, how does he deal with Pamela's return?

8. After being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a character sketch of Mr. B presenting reasons for your portrayal and commenting on the impact of his behavior on the reader at different stages of the plot.

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

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

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