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 does Pamela celebrate her marriage when she returns to Bedfordshire?

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

3. What condition does Pamela find Mr. B in when she returns at the end of Section 8?

4. At the beginning of Section 10 when everyone becomes interested in seeing Pamela, which members of the gentry visit Pamela and Mr. B?

5. What example of reconciliation takes place in Section 10, following conversations between Mr. B and one of his visitors?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. 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?

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 8, how do letters and Pamela's notes play a significant role in the story?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One of the themes in "Pamela" is the impact of prejudice and preconceived notions on the reactions of various individuals and groups. Discuss in detail the instances in which prejudice and preconceived notions are revealed in the story and comment on the extent to which they represent problems in real-life situations.

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

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.

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