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. During an airing in the chariot, what impresses Pamela about Mr. B?

3. How does Mr. B try to convince Pamela that he will be faithful and true?

4. At the beginning of Section 10 when everyone becomes interested in seeing Pamela, which members of the gentry visit Pamela and Mr. B?

5. On the eve of Pamela's departure from Lincolnshire, what specific agreement is reached between Pamela and Miss Darnford?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. In Section 10, what is the response of the gentry to Pamela after news of her imminent marriage becomes known?

10. In Section 14 as Pamela and Lady Davers become closer, what information does the older woman seek about Pamela's past?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of conflict and conflict resolution in "Pamela".

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

Discuss the view that "Pamela" is a vehicle through which Samuel Richardson promotes the idea of virtue and the dangers of exposing innocent young women to worldly men.

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