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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Moll meet at Bath?
(a) an old friend from the Mint.
(b) an other draper.
(c) a handsome rogue.
(d) a gentleman down from London.

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

3. 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.

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

5. What problem does Moll have getting the money her old nurse had saved for her?
(a) Moll cannot leave the house where she works and lives.
(b) after the nurse dies, her daughter does not want to give it.
(c) the magistrates want reembursement for their expenses.
(d) the nurse left no written instructions about the money.

6. What does the sister tell her older brother about having money but not great beauty when looking for a husband?
(a) her money is invested well.
(b) a beautiful girl cannot buy money.
(c) the first will do without the last.
(d) with money she can buy beauty.

7. Why does the narrator say that the ugly and wicked part of a person's life must be presented?
(a) to show the beauty of penitence may be appreciated.
(b) to show the reasons penitence is needed.
(c) to make the story more interesting to readers.
(d) to warn people about living such a life.

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

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

10. What does the narrator say about the final scene in the story?
(a) it is still an unfinished work.
(b) it makes the reader shed tears.
(c) it is not written by Moll herself.
(d) it is Moll's best writing.

11. What does the landlady charge Moll for lodging during the winter at Bath?
(a) a few shillings.
(b) nothing.
(c) some bartered goods.
(d) one pound.

12. What is Moll looking for after the death of her first husband?
(a) a rich man to rob.
(b) a rich man to make her his mistress.
(c) a rich man to adopt her.
(d) a rich man to marry.

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

14. Who does the young lady get to start the rumor that Moll is rich?
(a) her young captain husband.
(b) the inn keepers in the area.
(c) the women in the shops.
(d) the newspapers.

15. When does Moll realize the older brother only wants her as a mistress?
(a) when he gives her 100 guineas and a promise for that much each year.
(b) when he stops talking about love and marriage.
(c) when he tells her he is engaged to another lady.
(d) when he gives her £1000 to leave town..

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator say it is difficult to have a private biography taken seriously?

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

3. What happens with the younger brother?

4. What does Moll want to become?

5. At what age do the magistrates declare that Moll should go into service?

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