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. Who delivers the letter from Mr. B to Pamela while she is at the inn on her way home from Lincolnshire?

2. According to Mr. B, how would a sham marriage have worked against him?

3. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?

4. As Mr B. and Pamela settle down into marriage and Mr. B makes various business arrangements, what news does Mr. B give Pamela that makes her exceptionally happy?

5. What event occurs at the home of Pamela and Mr. B on the morning after the confrontation between Lady Davers and Pamela?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Section 8, how do letters and Pamela's notes play a significant role in the story?

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

3. 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?

4. How does the author treat the actual wedding of Pamela and Mr. B and with what possible effects?

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

6. 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?

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

8. What events follow the reading of Pamela's papers by Mr. B?

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Select an incident that you consider important to the reader's appreciation of any aspect of "Pamela". Discuss in detail the contribution made by the selected incident to action, suspense, tension, and conflict or its resolution in the story.

Essay Topic 3

In adapting plays and novels for screen, producers and directors often make significant changes to the themes, characters and plot lines of the original. Having studied this novel in detail, evaluate the assertion that the themes, characters and plot lines of "Pamela" would have to be significantly modified to be a successful production for modern screen.

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