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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Other people call Moll a handsome woman. What does she say about that?
(a) she thinks so too.
(b) she hopes it is true.
(c) she denies it.
(d) she thinks people are blind.

4. What problem does Moll have getting the money her old nurse had saved for her?
(a) the magistrates want reembursement for their expenses.
(b) Moll cannot leave the house where she works and lives.
(c) the nurse left no written instructions about the money.
(d) after the nurse dies, her daughter does not want to give it.

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

6. To what does the narrator compare his novel?
(a) to narrative poems.
(b) to religious pamphlets.
(c) to plays written for the stage.
(d) to school lessons.

7. Who is assumed to be the narrator of the story?
(a) Moll Flanders.
(b) Moll Flanders' mother.
(c) Daniel DeFoe.
(d) a British journalist.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What does the gentleman at Bath give Moll?
(a) a letter of credit.
(b) a small drawer full of gold coins.
(c) a diamond ring.
(d) a cheque for £1,000.

14. What does Moll tell her suitor that he does not apparently believe?
(a) that she is poor.
(b) that she is married already.
(c) that she demands a diamond ring.
(d) that she has six children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say the problem is with writing such a story of three decades of crime?

2. What type of instruction does the narrator say is included in the story?

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

4. What is Moll's first recollection?

5. What does the narrator say about Moll's being penitent?

(see the answer keys)

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