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. As Mr. B and Pamela contemplate marriage and continue to discuss details concerning their situation, what does Pamela worry about?

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

4. How do the members of the gentry show support for the pending marriage?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. When Lady Davers abuses Pamela and the quarrel between Lady Davers and Mr. B escalates, what is the final offense committed by Lady Davers and to what does it lead?

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

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

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

7. 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?

8. What is achieved by the author causing Lady Davers to oppose the relationship between Pamela and Mr. B when she visits them in Lincolnshire.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write a character sketch of Mr. B presenting reasons for your portrayal and commenting on the impact of his behavior on the reader at different stages of the plot.

Essay Topic 3

Using specific examples, discuss the author's treatment of the theme "use and abuse of status, wealth and power" in the novel.

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