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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the narrator admit about the text?
(a) that it is difficult to follow.
(b) that it is totally fiction.
(c) that it has been put into new words.
(d) that it is just as written in a diary.

3. What does the younger brother want to do?
(a) marry Betty.
(b) set Betty up in an apartment.
(c) kill his brother.
(d) sleep in Betty's bed.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the ladies of the town do for Moll?

2. What type of instruction does the narrator say is included in the story?

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

4. How old is Moll when she is taken in by a kind woman?

5. What does the narrator say about Moll's being penitent?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Defoe's stated purpose in presenting this book?

2. What happens to Moll's heart when the older brother takes an interest in her?

3. Who takes Moll in after the death of the Nurse?

4. How does Moll protest the older brother's suggestion?

5. Why does Moll put off the younger brother's proposal of marriage?

6. What is Moll's experience with her second husband?

7. How does the gentleman react when he learns of Moll's pregnancy?

8. What is the final payoff and the conditions to Moll to release the gentleman to whom she had been mistress?

9. How does the editor compare the novel to dramatic plays of the day?

10. What is Moll's life like at first in Virginia?

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