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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Moll discover about her husband in Virginia?
(a) that he is actually her brother.
(b) that he is dying of consumption.
(c) that he does not own a plantation.
(d) that he has black misstresses.

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

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

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

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) the first will do without the last.
(c) with money she can buy beauty.
(d) a beautiful girl cannot buy money.

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

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

9. What does Moll tell her suitor that he does not apparently believe?
(a) that she has six children.
(b) that she is married already.
(c) that she is poor.
(d) that she demands a diamond ring.

10. How does the captain's lady help repay Moll for her services?
(a) by inviting other ship's captains to her home.
(b) by helping her rumored to be a wealthy widow.
(c) by giving her some money.
(d) by making Moll her secretary.

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

12. What does the narrator say has been left out of the story?
(a) some of the least colorful parts.
(b) some of the most boring parts.
(c) some of the more vicious parts.
(d) some of the duplicate parts.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the weather during Moll's trip back to England from Virginia?

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

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

4. What alteration does the narrator say has been made to the story?

5. Why does the narrator say that the ugly and wicked part of a person's life must be presented?

(see the answer keys)

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