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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Moll learn that men find a mistress sometimes, but very rarely look for a wife?
(a) Bristol.
(b) Paris.
(c) Virginia.
(d) Bath.

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

4. What has Moll heard about the gentleman she is considering marriage to?
(a) that he is wanted by the police.
(b) that he owns a mill in Ireland.
(c) that he buys and sells slaves.
(d) that he has a plantation in Virginia.

5. What does the sister tell her older brother about having money but not great beauty when looking for a husband?
(a) with money she can buy beauty.
(b) the first will do without the last.
(c) a beautiful girl cannot buy money.
(d) her money is invested well.

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

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

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

9. After her son is born, where does the gentleman arrange apartments for Moll?
(a) Hammersmith.
(b) Essex.
(c) Kensington.
(d) Bristol.

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

11. 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) after the nurse dies, her daughter does not want to give it.
(d) the nurse left no written instructions about the money.

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

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

14. At what age do the magistrates declare that Moll should go into service?
(a) age twelve.
(b) age eight.
(c) age six.
(d) age ten.

15. Why does Moll go to the aid of the young woman next door to her?
(a) her beau had left her after she became pregnant.
(b) her beau had left her when she gave him no money.
(c) her beau left her because she checked up on his character.
(d) her beau had left her bacause he had many others.

Short Answer Questions

1. What spared Moll's mother's life when she was condemned to die?

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

3. How does Moll get one last £50 from her brother/husband in Virginia?

4. Why does she use the name of Moll Flanders?

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

(see the answer keys)

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