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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 about the final scene in the story?
(a) it is still an unfinished work.
(b) it makes the reader shed tears.
(c) it is not written by Moll herself.
(d) it is Moll's best writing.

2. What does Moll finally find?
(a) a titled gentleman.
(b) a gentleman tradesman.
(c) a tradesman who is handsome but poor.
(d) a tradesman who is crude but rich.

3. What type of instruction does the narrator say is included in the story?
(a) how to tell when someone is lying.
(b) how to steal without getting caught.
(c) how to avoid thieves and pickpockets.
(d) how to escakpe from prison.

4. Who presses Betty to marry the younger brother?
(a) the older brother.
(b) his mother.
(c) his sisters.
(d) the parish priest.

5. 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.

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

7. How does Moll get away from the gypsies?
(a) by hiding herself.
(b) by finding her mother.
(c) by being sold by the gypsies.
(d) by running to a policeman.

8. What does Moll, called Mrs. Betty, do better than the daughters of the new family?
(a) write.
(b) sing.
(c) speak German.
(d) cook.

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

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

11. Moving in with a friend, what does Moll come to be called?
(a) pretty whore.
(b) pretty pickpocket.
(c) pretty spinster.
(d) pretty widow.

12. 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.

13. When Moll's resolution breaks and she gives him permission to make love to her, how does she classify herself?
(a) as a defiled woman.
(b) as a fiancée.
(c) as an innocent.
(d) as a whore.

14. What does Moll say marriages are the consequences of in the country?
(a) shotguns.
(b) politics.
(c) religion.
(d) pregnancies.

15. What happens to her draper husband?
(a) he is hanged in Newgate Prison.
(b) he escapes and goes to America.
(c) he escapes jail and goes to France.
(d) he is sent in servictude to Australia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Moll go to dress in back as a widow and call herself Mrs. Flanders?

2. After her son is born, where does the gentleman arrange apartments for Moll?

3. When does Moll realize the older brother only wants her as a mistress?

4. Why does the narrator say it is difficult to have a private biography taken seriously?

5. How does the captain's lady help repay Moll for her services?

(see the answer keys)

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