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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Moll go to dress in back as a widow and call herself Mrs. Flanders?
(a) London.
(b) the Mint.
(c) Ireland.
(d) the bank.

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does the narrator insist that the characters must eventually become?
(a) destroyed.
(b) penitent.
(c) hardened criminals.
(d) real people.

6. What does the narrator insist is the value of the story?
(a) that it opens up a new kind of literature.
(b) that something just or religious may be learned.
(c) that it will put the reader to sleep.
(d) that it will teach child rearing to new parents.

7. What does Moll discover about her husband in Virginia?
(a) that he is actually her brother.
(b) that he has black misstresses.
(c) that he does not own a plantation.
(d) that he is dying of consumption.

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

9. 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 destroying his reputation.
(c) by picketing his house.
(d) by sinking his ship.

10. 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.

11. How is the weather during Moll's trip back to England from Virginia?
(a) it is peaceful.
(b) the ship is driven aground on an island.
(c) there are several storms.
(d) it rains for the entire trip.

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

13. 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.

14. What does Mrs. Betty (aka Moll) know that makes her vain?
(a) she wears clothes well.
(b) she is a great beauty.
(c) she had longer hair than most girls.
(d) she has superior intelligence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?

2. What shows the other brother's intentions that Moll does not understand?

3. Who is assumed to be the narrator of the story?

4. Who does the young lady get to start the rumor that Moll is rich?

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

(see the answer keys)

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