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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the younger brother protest about with his sister?
(a) that he is looking for a woman without money.
(b) that he is not interested in money.
(c) that he will never marry an woman.
(d) that he always has to take his brother's left overs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Moll receive at the second home where she is kept?
(a) fire new garments.
(b) hard labor.
(c) £100 a month.
(d) education.

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

11. Why does she use the name of Moll Flanders?
(a) most people know that alias.
(b) she likes the sound of it.
(c) her nurse gave the name to her.
(d) she read it in a newspaper.

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

13. Where does Moll learn that men find a mistress sometimes, but very rarely look for a wife?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Paris.
(c) Bath.
(d) Bristol.

14. Why does Moll go to the aid of the young woman next door to her?
(a) her beau had left her after she became pregnant.
(b) her beau had left her bacause he had many others.
(c) her beau left her because she checked up on his character.
(d) her beau had left her when she gave him no money.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where is Moll born?

3. Where does Moll go to dress in back as a widow and call herself Mrs. Flanders?

4. What does Moll tell her suitor that he does not apparently believe?

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

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