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Question 1: He filled his new few years with smaller works for his friends until 1748, when Richardson started helping ________ and her friend, Jane Collier to write novels.
Henry FieldingSarah ScottElizabeth MontaguSarah Fielding

Question 2: [65] Near the end of 1751, Richardson sent a draft of the novel ________ to Mrs Donnellan, and the novel was being finalized in the middle of 1752.
The History of Sir Charles GrandisonSamuel RichardsonEpistolary novelJane Austen

Question 3: He was surrounded by some of the leading figures in 18th century England, including ________ and Sarah Fielding.
Samuel JohnsonJames BoswellJames MacphersonEdmund Burke

Question 4: [3] However this, as Richardson claims, was to Richardson senior's "great detriment" because the loss of the ________, which ended in the death of the Scott in 1685.
BristolSomersetMonmouth RebellionGlorious Revolution

Question 5: [81] He quickly adopted the ________ form, which granted him "the tools, the space, and the freedom to develop distinctly difference characters speaking directly to the reader".
First-person narrativeNarrative modeEpistolary novelUnreliable narrator

Question 6: He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and ________ (1753).
Samuel RichardsonJane AustenThe History of Sir Charles GrandisonPamela, or Virtue Rewarded

Question 7: [1] The abilities and position of his father brought him to the attention of ________.
John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJames Scott, 1st Duke of MonmouthCharles II of EnglandJames II of England

Question 8: Although his print shop slowly faded away, his legacy was certain when, at the age of 51, he wrote his first ________ and immediately became one of the most popular and admired writers of his time.

Question 9: Richardson, one of nine siblings, was born in 1689 in Mackworth, ________, to Samuel and Elizabeth Richardson.
High PeakBuxtonGlossopDerbyshire

Question 10: [71] It was during this time that Richardson received a letter from ________ asking for money to pay for a debt that Johnson was unable to afford.
James BoswellJames MacphersonEdmund BurkeSamuel Johnson


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