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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the new mistress lack that the former one had?
(a) money.
(b) fine clothes.
(c) family.
(d) honesty.

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

4. What does the gentleman at Bath give Moll?
(a) a cheque for £1,000.
(b) a diamond ring.
(c) a letter of credit.
(d) a small drawer full of gold coins.

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

6. How does Moll talk about their next encounter?
(a) she says he smuggled her into his room and locked the door.
(b) she says he gave her £1000.
(c) she says he paid her to disrobe for him to see.
(d) she says he went farther than decency allows her to recount.

7. What does the narrator say the problem is with writing such a story of three decades of crime?
(a) that the writer may become terribly depressed.
(b) that readers may question how the author knows about crime.
(c) that the author has to keep his chronology straight.
(d) that vicious readers may turn it to the author's disadvantage.

8. What does the narrator insist that the characters must eventually become?
(a) destroyed.
(b) penitent.
(c) hardened criminals.
(d) real people.

9. What does Mill learn about her cargo from Virginia when she reaches London?
(a) the ship sank off the coast of Ireland.
(b) her cargo was seized by the government.
(c) the ship lost most of its cargo.
(d) the ship was captured by pirates.

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

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

12. How does Moll get away from the gypsies?
(a) by running to a policeman.
(b) by hiding herself.
(c) by being sold by the gypsies.
(d) by finding her mother.

13. What do the ladies of the town do for Moll?
(a) give her money and clothes.
(b) send her to school in London.
(c) keep her hidden from the police.
(d) petition the mayor.

14. What has Moll heard about the gentleman she is considering marriage to?
(a) that he buys and sells slaves.
(b) that he has a plantation in Virginia.
(c) that he is wanted by the police.
(d) that he owns a mill in Ireland.

15. What does the sister tell her brother now recommends a woman to a gentleman?
(a) being well educated.
(b) nothing but money.
(c) having a sponsor.
(d) only exceptional looks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say results from any wicked action in the book?

2. What does the younger brother want to do?

3. After the gentleman lover nearly dies, what happens to him?

4. What does the sister tell her older brother about having money but not great beauty when looking for a husband?

5. How does Moll say she and the older brother behaved in the house of an acquaintance when they were alone?

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