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, Mr. B, and Mr. Andrews go out for an airing in the coach, what is the effect of Pamela's appearance on Mr. Andrews?

2. In what way does the letter delivered from Mr. B to Pamela at the inn lay the foundation for the climax of the story?

3. What important aspects of Pamela's character are revealed in the series of confrontations that occur with Lady Davers because of her reaction to Pamela's marriage?

4. While entertaining his guests who show support for him and Pamela, how does Mr. B show his willingness to accept responsibility for his past wrongs?

5. How does Pamela react after she overhears the conversation between Mrs. Jewkes and Mr. B?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the tensions ease between Pamela and Mr. B. in Section 9, what lingering concern does he express to Pamela about a past involvement of hers?

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

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

4. What incident occurs in Section 12 that fulfills the reader's expectation of trouble from Lady Davers?

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

6. Who makes a surprise visit to Pamela and Mr. B in Section 10 and what transpires during the visit?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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

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 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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