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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. How does the elder brother begin his chase of Moll?
(a) buying her expensive gifts.
(b) slipping into her room at night.
(c) talking about her to his sisters.
(d) flirting with her in front of his mother.

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

3. Where does Moll learn that men find a mistress sometimes, but very rarely look for a wife?
(a) Bristol.
(b) Bath.
(c) Paris.
(d) Virginia.

4. 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 read it in a newspaper.
(d) she likes the sound of it.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Moll get away from the gypsies?

2. Who presses Betty to marry the younger brother?

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

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

5. What does the narrator say is the value of hard work as a convict?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the editor claim about Moll's new life in the American colonies?

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

6. As the story opens, why does the writer not reveal her real name?

7. What are the stories her mother-in-law tells that eventually reveal she was herself transported from Newgate prison to America?

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

9. How does Moll marry for the third time?

10. What happens to Moll after her husband dies?

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