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

2. What disagreement do Pamela and Mr. B have in the early stages of planning their marriage?

3. How does Mr. B occupy himself in the days after he and Pamela return to Bedfordshire?

4. In addition to the business arrangements made after their marriage, what other arrangements do Mr. B and Pamela discuss in order to prevent future disagreements?

5. After this incident in which the Lady Davers makes her revelation and Mr. B becomes enraged, why is Mr. B angry with Pamela as well as Lady Davers?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. What is the significance of the author's decision to return Pamela to Bedfordshire for the end of the story?

4. 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?

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

6. After being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including "Pamela" in the Literature syllabus for high school students?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the roles of the three most active minor characters in "Pamela". To what extent do they contribute to conflict in the story and how do they assist in the resolution of such conflict?

Essay Topic 3

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are towering figures in the life of Pamela and they establish the power of simplicity, virtue and commitment in a complex and frightening world. Discuss the evidence provided by the author of the complex and frightening world in which Pamela finds herself and comment on the role of her parents in establishing that honor and virtue are powerful means of survival in such a world.

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