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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What happens with the younger brother?
(a) he falls truly in love with Mrs. Betty.
(b) he spies of Betty when she leaves the house.
(c) he blackmails Mrs. Betty and his brother.
(d) he wants Betty for a mistress.

3. Who does the young lady get to start the rumor that Moll is rich?
(a) the inn keepers in the area.
(b) the women in the shops.
(c) the newspapers.
(d) her young captain husband.

4. 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 the baby is ill.
(d) telling him she will go to Ireland.

5. What does Moll want to become?
(a) a dancer.
(b) a singer.
(c) a wife and mother.
(d) a gentlewoman.

6. What does the landlady charge Moll for lodging during the winter at Bath?
(a) a few shillings.
(b) one pound.
(c) some bartered goods.
(d) nothing.

7. How does Moll say she and the older brother behaved in the house of an acquaintance when they were alone?
(a) as wicked as they pleased.
(b) as nervous as cats.
(c) as proper as church ladies.
(d) as brave as soldiers.

8. What can Moll not consider doing?
(a) running away from both brothers.
(b) marry for money.
(c) marry one brother and be the mistress of the other.
(d) marry a man she does not love.

9. What does the younger brother want to do?
(a) set Betty up in an apartment.
(b) marry Betty.
(c) sleep in Betty's bed.
(d) kill his brother.

10. What happens when Betty Flanders goes to live with another widow?
(a) the widow turns her in to the police.
(b) the widow finds a rich man and marries.
(c) she meets all kinds of rich, available men.
(d) the widwo dies and leaves her house to Mrs. Flanders.

11. Where is Moll born?
(a) in a barn.
(b) in her grandmother's house.
(c) in prison.
(d) in a hospital.

12. What does the narrator admit about the text?
(a) that it is totally fiction.
(b) that it is difficult to follow.
(c) that it has been put into new words.
(d) that it is just as written in a diary.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Moll say marriages are the consequences of in the country?

3. After the gentleman lover nearly dies, what happens to him?

4. Who does Moll meet at Bath?

5. What happens to the gentleman at Bath?

(see the answer keys)

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