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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say results from any wicked action in the book?
(a) a means to get away.
(b) a lesson for the readers.
(c) an argument for clean living.
(d) an unhappy end.

2. What does the narrator hope the reader will be more pleased with?
(a) the truth of the story.
(b) the moral of the story.
(c) the salaciousness of the story.
(d) the excitement of the story.

3. What does the narrator say is the value of hard work as a convict?
(a) keeping healthy until released.
(b) learning how not to get caught.
(c) staying out of more trouble.
(d) coming out of it with a new cast for one's life.

4. What is Moll looking for after the death of her first husband?
(a) a rich man to marry.
(b) a rich man to make her his mistress.
(c) a rich man to rob.
(d) a rich man to adopt her.

5. What does the new mistress lack that the former one had?
(a) honesty.
(b) money.
(c) family.
(d) fine clothes.

6. What does Mill learn about her cargo from Virginia when she reaches London?
(a) the ship was captured by pirates.
(b) the ship sank off the coast of Ireland.
(c) the ship lost most of its cargo.
(d) her cargo was seized by the government.

7. What does Moll persuade the mistress to allow her to do?
(a) go to school.
(b) find a husband.
(c) live in her house.
(d) run away.

8. How does the landlady get the gentleman to offer money to Moll?
(a) by telling a lie about her lost shpment.
(b) by saying that Moll doubts that he has money.
(c) by raising his rent at her house.
(d) by asking him for money to give to Moll.

9. What shows the other brother's intentions that Moll does not understand?
(a) he gives her money.
(b) he kisses her and runs away.
(c) he takes her out of the house.
(d) he proposes marriage.

10. How does Moll compare herself to the gentleman at Bath?
(a) that she is more innocent.
(b) that she is more wicked.
(c) that she is more helpless.
(d) that she is more noble.

11. What problem does Moll have getting the money her old nurse had saved for her?
(a) the magistrates want reembursement for their expenses.
(b) Moll cannot leave the house where she works and lives.
(c) the nurse left no written instructions about the money.
(d) after the nurse dies, her daughter does not want to give it.

12. How does Moll get one last £50 from her brother/husband in Virginia?
(a) telling him it will keep her quiet.
(b) telling him the baby is ill.
(c) agreeing to sign a release.
(d) telling him she will go to Ireland.

13. Why does the mistress come to talk with Moll while she sews a shirt?
(a) because she has a new family for Moll.
(b) because she has bad news.
(c) because she is not doing a good job.
(d) because she is always crying.

14. Why does the narrator say it is difficult to have a private biography taken seriously?
(a) because of romances and novels.
(b) because of being published anonymously.
(c) because of dull lives.
(d) because of lack of interest.

15. Knowing she cannot be the gentleman's wife, what does Moll do?
(a) plans to run away as soon as possible.
(b) hoards as much of the money he gives her as she can.
(c) spends lavishly on clothes and jewels.
(d) gives expensive parties for his friends and their whores.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mrs. Betty (aka Moll) know that makes her vain?

2. What does Mrs. Mayoress call Moll that she thinks is a bad name?

3. Why does Mrs. Mayoress come to the school?

4. What does Moll tell her suitor that he does not apparently believe?

5. How does the elder brother begin his chase of Moll?

(see the answer keys)

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