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. In Section 11, which character is clearly opposed to the marriage between Mrs. B and Pamela?

2. What disagreement do Pamela and Mr. B have in the early stages of planning their marriage?

3. When Pamela arrives for tea at Mr. Simons and relates the incident with Lady Davers, how do Sir Simon's guests respond to Pamela?

4. How does Lady Davers attempt to spoil the relationship between Pamela and Mr. B after she learns of the marriage?

5. As a result of the altercation with Lady Davers, Pamela is late to meet Mr. B at tea with Mr. Simons. How does Mr. B react when Pamela arrives late?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the conflict between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalate at the beginning of Section 13?

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. What is the significance of the author's decision to return Pamela to Bedfordshire for the end of the story?

9. How are Mr. B's generosity and desire to please Pamela demonstrated in Section 12?

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify incidents in which Samuel Richardson makes use of disguise, surprise and accidental discoveries as devices to advance the plot. Discuss their effects on the development of the story.

Essay Topic 2

Using specific examples, discuss the author's treatment of the theme "use and abuse of status, wealth and power" in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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