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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 do the members of the gentry show support for the pending marriage?
2. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?
3. When Mr. B asks Pamela what she will do if she is unable to interact with other ladies after they are married, how does Pamela respond?
4. 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?
5. How are Pamela and Mr. B treated during the period before their departure of Lincolnshire?
Short Essay Questions
1. On the night and day following her wedding, how does Pamela feel about the events that occur?
2. As the newly married couple settle down in Bedforshire, how does the author demonstrate Pamela's adjustment to her new way of life?
3. What is achieved by the author causing Lady Davers to oppose the relationship between Pamela and Mr. B when she visits them in Lincolnshire.
4. How do the gentry continue to show support for the marriage between Mr. B and Pamela? How does their behavior contrast with that of Lady Davers?
5. What incident occurs in Section 12 that fulfills the reader's expectation of trouble from Lady Davers?
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 being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?
8. How does the conflict between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalate at the beginning of Section 13?
9. What events follow the reading of Pamela's papers by Mr. B?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the evolution of the adversarial relationship between Mr. B and Pamela and comment on the role played by this relationship in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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"
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