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

2. As Pamela settles down at her home in Bedfordshire and sets up her household, how does she demonstrate her ongoing commitment to her parents?

3. As the novel approaches its final stages, Pamela and Mr. B return to the estate in Bedfordshire and the reader anticipates the reaction of the servants who were previously Pamela's colleagues. How is Pamela treated by the servants?

4. How does Pamela celebrate her marriage when she returns to Bedfordshire?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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