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 are Pamela and Mr. B treated during the period before their departure of Lincolnshire?

2. As Mrs. Jewkes expresses her fears about how Pamela will treat her after being married to Mr. B, how does Pamela show her virtuous nature towards Mrs. Jewkes?

3. 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?

4. Which of the following literary devices is used by the author when he creates a situation in which Mrs. Jewkes is to become Pamela's servant, following Mrs. Jewkes' evil treatment of Pamela?

5. When Mr. B informs Mrs. Jewkes about his imminent marriage to Pamela, what is Mrs. Jewkes' main worry?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. 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?

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. As the newly married couple settle down in Bedforshire, how does the author demonstrate Pamela's adjustment to her new way of life?

10. 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?

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

Outline the characteristics of "the novel of manners" and discuss the evidence that "Pamela" deserves this classification.

Essay Topic 3

In referring to the potential impact of Pamela on readers, Richardson asserts "Let the desponding heart be comforted by the happy issue which the troubles and trials of PAMELA met with, when they see, in her case, that no danger nor distress, however inevitable, or deep to their apprehensions, can be out of the power of Providence to obviate or relieve." With special reference to this statement and using detailed references to the text, write a critical analysis of the purposes served by Pamela's trials in the novel.

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