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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. After her marriage, how does the author provide humor when Pamela tries to write Mrs. Jervis about her reinstatement?
2. After Mr. B examines and comments on Pamela's papers during their encounter in the garden, how does the incident end?
3. In Section 11, which character is clearly opposed to the marriage between Mrs. B and Pamela?
4. How do Pamela and Lady Davers try to deal with Mr. B's rage?
5. How does Pamela celebrate her marriage when she returns to Bedfordshire?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Mr. B recovers from his fever, how does he deal with Pamela's return?
2. What events follow the reading of Pamela's papers by Mr. B?
3. After being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?
4. In Section 10, how is Mr. Williams returned to the story?
5. Who makes a surprise visit to Pamela and Mr. B in Section 10 and what transpires during the visit?
6. 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?
7. How does the conflict between Mr. B and Lady Davers escalate at the beginning of Section 13?
8. On the night and day following her wedding, how does Pamela feel about the events that occur?
9. As the newly married couple settle down in Bedforshire, how does the author demonstrate Pamela's adjustment to her new way of life?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify incidents in which Samuel Richardson makes use of disguise, surprise and accidental discoveries as devices to advance the plot. Discuss their effects on the development of the story.
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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