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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. Who accompanies Lady Davers on her visit to Mr. B and Pamela following their marriage?
2. During an airing in the chariot, what impresses Pamela about Mr. B?
3. How does Pamela react after she overhears the conversation between Mrs. Jewkes and Mr. B?
4. As Lady Davers reacts negatively to the news of the marriage, what does Mr. B insist that Pamela should do?
5. How are Pamela's chastity and innocence demonstrated after her marriage?
Short Essay Questions
1. What incident occurs in Section 12 that fulfills the reader's expectation of trouble from Lady Davers?
2. In Section 8, how do letters and Pamela's notes play a significant role in the story?
3. After Mr. B recovers from his fever, how does he deal with Pamela's return?
4. In Section 10, what is the response of the gentry to Pamela after news of her imminent marriage becomes known?
5. In Section 10, how is Mr. Williams returned to the story?
6. 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?
7. What does Pamela's attitude to Lady Davers' behavior reveal about her character?
8. How does the author treat the actual wedding of Pamela and Mr. B and with what possible effects?
9. After being abused by Lady Davers, what happens when Pamela eventually arrives at Sir Simon's to meet Mr. B?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
An important aspect of the novel's impact lies in the ability of the author to portray character effectively. Justifying your answer with reference to specific examples, discuss the methods used by the author to portray two major and two minor characters in the story.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
In adapting plays and novels for screen, producers and directors often make significant changes to the themes, characters and plot lines of the original. Having studied this novel in detail, evaluate the assertion that the themes, characters and plot lines of "Pamela" would have to be significantly modified to be a successful production for modern screen.
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