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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?
(a) Whether the story takes place in England or America.
(b) Whether Moll Flanders is good or bad.
(c) Whether the narrator is Moll or not.
(d) Whether the story is true or fiction.

4. Why does Mrs. Mayoress come to the school?
(a) to order a new dress.
(b) to have some garments mended.
(c) to find a new slave.
(d) to look for the little gentlewoman.

5. How old is Moll when she is taken in by a kind woman?
(a) just turning twelve.
(b) not above three-years-old.
(c) just a baby.
(d) only one year old.

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

7. Knowing she cannot be the gentleman's wife, what does Moll do?
(a) plans to run away as soon as possible.
(b) spends lavishly on clothes and jewels.
(c) gives expensive parties for his friends and their whores.
(d) hoards as much of the money he gives her as she can.

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

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

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

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

12. What shows the other brother's intentions that Moll does not understand?
(a) he takes her out of the house.
(b) he proposes marriage.
(c) he kisses her and runs away.
(d) he gives her money.

13. Why does Mrs. Mayoress say Moll may become a gentlewoman for all they know?
(a) she speaks with proper English.
(b) she has a gentlewoman's air about her.
(c) she is very lovely.
(d) she has a gentlewoman's hands.

14. 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.

15. What does Moll suspect about her landlady and the gentleman?
(a) that the landlady and he are having an affair.
(b) that the landlady is being bribed by the gentleman.
(c) that the landlady is encouraging him to notice Moll.
(d) that the landlady does not know what is going on.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the younger brother protest about with his sister?

2. What does Moll help the young woman next door do?

3. How does the landlady help out when Moll becomes pregnant?

4. What does the new mistress lack that the former one had?

5. How does Moll compare herself to the gentleman at Bath?

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