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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. What does Moll finally find?
(a) a tradesman who is handsome but poor.
(b) a tradesman who is crude but rich.
(c) a titled gentleman.
(d) a gentleman tradesman.

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

7. What does Mrs. Mayoress call Moll that she thinks is a bad name?
(a) Mademoiselle.
(b) Urchin.
(c) Child.
(d) Miss.

8. What does the narrator say about Moll's being penitent?
(a) she pretends to be.
(b) she is heartily sorry for her sins.
(c) she does not know the meaning of the word.
(d) she never thinks she has done wrong.

9. At what age do the magistrates declare that Moll should go into service?
(a) age ten.
(b) age eight.
(c) age six.
(d) age twelve.

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

11. How does the landlady help out when Moll becomes pregnant?
(a) arranging a family to adopt the child.
(b) arranging an abortion.
(c) bribing the parish officials.
(d) vouches that Moll is married to a worthy gentleman.

12. 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.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Moll meet at Bath?

2. When does Moll realize the older brother only wants her as a mistress?

3. How does Moll get one last £50 from her brother/husband in Virginia?

4. What do the ladies of the town do for Moll?

5. What does the narrator insist that the characters must eventually become?

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