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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Moll and the young woman next door get even with the young captain?
(a) by fooling him into marrying a shrew.
(b) by picketing his house.
(c) by destroying his reputation.
(d) by sinking his ship.

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

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

4. Who does Moll meet at Bath?
(a) a handsome rogue.
(b) a gentleman down from London.
(c) an old friend from the Mint.
(d) an other draper.

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

6. Where does Moll take up residence after returning from Virginia?
(a) Bristol.
(b) the Mint.
(c) Bath.
(d) London.

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

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

9. What does the narrator say has been left out of the story?
(a) some of the most boring parts.
(b) some of the least colorful parts.
(c) some of the more vicious parts.
(d) some of the duplicate parts.

10. What does the younger brother retort to his sister's talk about money?
(a) a beautiful gets money in the form of gifts.
(b) a beautiful maid will sometimes ride a carriage before her mistress.
(c) an ugly lady with money is no prize.
(d) a beautiful maid is often taken by a wealthy friend.

11. Why does Mrs. Mayoress come to the school?
(a) to order a new dress.
(b) to find a new slave.
(c) to have some garments mended.
(d) to look for the little gentlewoman.

12. 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.

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

14. What happens to the gentleman at Bath?
(a) he becomes ill.
(b) he is visited by his wife.
(c) he is arrested for theft.
(d) he leaves in the middle of the night.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about the final scene in the story?

2. Knowing she cannot be the gentleman's wife, what does Moll do?

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

4. What does Moll discover about her husband in Virginia?

5. What does the sister tell her older brother about having money but not great beauty when looking for a husband?

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