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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How does the landlady get the gentleman to offer money to Moll?
(a) by raising his rent at her house.
(b) by telling a lie about her lost shpment.
(c) by asking him for money to give to Moll.
(d) by saying that Moll doubts that he has money.

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

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

6. How does the elder brother begin his chase of Moll?
(a) buying her expensive gifts.
(b) slipping into her room at night.
(c) talking about her to his sisters.
(d) flirting with her in front of his mother.

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

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

9. What spared Moll's mother's life when she was condemned to die?
(a) she was pregnant with Moll.
(b) she became the mistress of the warden.
(c) she escaped and fled to virginia.
(d) she turned state's evidence.

10. Why does the narrator say that the ugly and wicked part of a person's life must be presented?
(a) to show the beauty of penitence may be appreciated.
(b) to make the story more interesting to readers.
(c) to warn people about living such a life.
(d) to show the reasons penitence is needed.

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

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

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

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

15. Why does the narrator say it is difficult to have a private biography taken seriously?
(a) because of dull lives.
(b) because of lack of interest.
(c) because of romances and novels.
(d) because of being published anonymously.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens with the younger brother?

2. What does Moll persuade the mistress to allow her to do?

3. What happens when Betty Flanders goes to live with another widow?

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

5. At what age do the magistrates declare that Moll should go into service?

(see the answer keys)

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