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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Moll's first recollection?
(a) being among the gypsies.
(b) leaving Newgate prison.
(c) being hungry on the street.
(d) learning how to sew.

3. What does Moll help the young woman next door do?
(a) get a job as a governess.
(b) get even with the unfair beau.
(c) find a new man.
(d) learn how to steal.

4. What does Moll say that women of her time had lost?
(a) the right to say No.
(b) the right to stay single.
(c) the right to forego having children.
(d) the right to become wives.

5. What does the narrator tell the reader to expect in the story?
(a) sudden changes in location.
(b) sudden shifts of the story line.
(c) sudden lapses in Mill's memory.
(d) sudden surprises of every sort.

6. What does Moll receive at the second home where she is kept?
(a) education.
(b) hard labor.
(c) £100 a month.
(d) fire new garments.

7. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?
(a) Whether the narrator is Moll or not.
(b) Whether the story is true or fiction.
(c) Whether Moll Flanders is good or bad.
(d) Whether the story takes place in England or America.

8. Who is assumed to be the narrator of the story?
(a) Moll Flanders' mother.
(b) Moll Flanders.
(c) Daniel DeFoe.
(d) a British journalist.

9. How does Moll propose to make her own living?
(a) by begging on the streets.
(b) by sewing and spinning.
(c) by dancing and singing.
(d) by selling violets.

10. What does Moll tell her suitor that he does not apparently believe?
(a) that she demands a diamond ring.
(b) that she has six children.
(c) that she is poor.
(d) that she is married already.

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

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

13. What does Moll discover about her husband in Virginia?
(a) that he is actually her brother.
(b) that he has black misstresses.
(c) that he is dying of consumption.
(d) that he does not own a plantation.

14. What causes Moll not to go to the older brother's wedding?
(a) she is eight months pregnant.
(b) she is not invited to the wedding.
(c) she has to look after her ten children.
(d) seeing another woman marry the man she loves.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the younger brother want to do?

2. What happens with the younger brother?

3. When Moll's resolution breaks and she gives him permission to make love to her, how does she classify herself?

4. What does the narrator say the problem is with writing such a story of three decades of crime?

5. Where is Moll born?

(see the answer keys)

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