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. How are Pamela and Mr. B treated during the period before their departure of Lincolnshire?

2. Pamela overhears a conversation between Mr. B and Mrs. Jewkes in Section 8. What aspect of this conversation causes a change in her attitude to Mr. B?

3. In the series of confrontations that occur with Lady Davers because of her reaction to Pamela's marriage, what important attitude does Mr. B display that will be necessary in a marriage to someone with Pamela's background?

4. After returning to Mr. B at Lincolnshire, what happens when Pamela visits Mr. B at the beginning of Section 9?

5. What concern has brought Pamela's father to visit in Section 10?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pamela's attitude to Lady Davers' behavior reveal about her character?

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. In Section 10, how is Mr. Williams returned to the story?

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

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

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

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

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

Outline the characteristics of "the novel of manners" and discuss the evidence that "Pamela" deserves this classification.

Essay Topic 2

The novel is essentially a story about the theme of resisting the advances of a wealthy master. Explain the characteristics of the society in which the novel is set, makes this story line a viable one and comment on whether it would be equally viable in the modern world.

Essay Topic 3

It is reasonable to assume that the author thought carefully about the alternative title "Or Virtue Rewarded". Compare and contrast the relative merits and demerits of the titles "Pamela" and "Virtue Rewarded"

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