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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Where does Moll say her true name is known?
(a) in her small circle of friends.
(b) in Virginia.
(c) in Newgate and the Old Bailey.
(d) in the Mint.

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

6. What do the ladies of the town do for Moll?
(a) petition the mayor.
(b) send her to school in London.
(c) keep her hidden from the police.
(d) give her money and clothes.

7. What does Moll persuade the mistress to allow her to do?
(a) live in her house.
(b) run away.
(c) go to school.
(d) find a husband.

8. What does the narrator hope the reader will be more pleased with?
(a) the truth of the story.
(b) the excitement of the story.
(c) the salaciousness of the story.
(d) the moral of the story.

9. What does her tradesman turn out to be?
(a) a hardened criminal .
(b) a con man who only wanted Moll's money.
(c) rake, shopkeeper and beggar all in one.
(d) a bigamist.

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

11. Why does the mistress come to talk with Moll while she sews a shirt?
(a) because she has a new family for Moll.
(b) because she is not doing a good job.
(c) because she is always crying.
(d) because she has bad news.

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

13. What does the narrator admit about the text?
(a) that it is just as written in a diary.
(b) that it has been put into new words.
(c) that it is totally fiction.
(d) that it is difficult to follow.

14. 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 a defiled woman.
(c) as an innocent.
(d) as a fiancée.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who presses Betty to marry the younger brother?

2. What is the condition under which Moll goes to a new house?

3. What is Moll's first recollection?

4. After the gentleman lover nearly dies, what happens to him?

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

(see the answer keys)

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