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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Moll compare herself to the gentleman at Bath?
(a) that she is more wicked.
(b) that she is more helpless.
(c) that she is more innocent.
(d) that she is more noble.

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

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

4. What is Moll's first recollection?
(a) learning how to sew.
(b) being among the gypsies.
(c) leaving Newgate prison.
(d) being hungry on the street.

5. What happens to the gentleman at Bath?
(a) he leaves in the middle of the night.
(b) he becomes ill.
(c) he is arrested for theft.
(d) he is visited by his wife.

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

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

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

9. After her son is born, where does the gentleman arrange apartments for Moll?
(a) Kensington.
(b) Hammersmith.
(c) Essex.
(d) Bristol.

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

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

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

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

14. What does the younger brother retort to his sister's talk about money?
(a) a beautiful maid will sometimes ride a carriage before her mistress.
(b) a beautiful maid is often taken by a wealthy friend.
(c) an ugly lady with money is no prize.
(d) a beautiful gets money in the form of gifts.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What causes Moll not to go to the older brother's wedding?

4. How does the elder brother begin his chase of Moll?

5. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?

(see the answer keys)

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