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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 condition does Mr. B impose when he tells Pamela that she can let her parents know about the marriage?
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. What disagreement do Pamela and Mr. B have in the early stages of planning their marriage?
4. In Section 10, when members of the gentry visit Mr. B and Pamela, what is their reaction to Pamela?
5. How does Lady Davers attempt to spoil the relationship between Pamela and Mr. B after she learns of the marriage?
Short Essay Questions
1. After being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?
2. In Section 9, what is revealed about the complications in the changing relationship between Mr. B and Pamela?
3. In Section 8, what unexpected event leads Pamela to further fear and mistrust Mr. B?
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. What is the significance of the author's decision to return Pamela to Bedfordshire for the end of the story?
7. 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?
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. After Mr. B recovers from his fever, how does he deal with Pamela's return?
10. How are Mr. B's generosity and desire to please Pamela demonstrated in Section 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Select an incident that you consider important to the reader's appreciation of any aspect of "Pamela". Discuss in detail the contribution made by the selected incident to action, suspense, tension, and conflict or its resolution in the story.
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