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

2. Other people call Moll a handsome woman. What does she say about that?
(a) she denies it.
(b) she thinks people are blind.
(c) she thinks so too.
(d) she hopes it is true.

3. What is the condition under which Moll goes to a new house?
(a) an agreement to remain unseen.
(b) making dresses for the daughters.
(c) staying away from the sons.
(d) a two-week trial period.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Betty Flanders goes to live with another widow?

2. What does Moll receive at the second home where she is kept?

3. How does Moll compare herself to the gentleman at Bath?

4. What does Moll finally find?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. As a child what does Moll want that amuses the Mayor's wife and her Nurse?

2. How does the novel begin?

3. Under what condition does Moll arrive back in England.

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

5. How does Moll marry for the third time?

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

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

8. To Moll's chagrin, what does the older brother insist that she do?

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

10. What excuse does the older brother give for not marrying Moll right away?

(see the answer keys)

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