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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 happens to her draper husband?
(a) he escapes jail and goes to France.
(b) he is hanged in Newgate Prison.
(c) he escapes and goes to America.
(d) he is sent in servictude to Australia.

2. What happens when Betty Flanders goes to live with another widow?
(a) the widwo dies and leaves her house to Mrs. Flanders.
(b) the widow turns her in to the police.
(c) the widow finds a rich man and marries.
(d) she meets all kinds of rich, available men.

3. What does Mrs. Betty (aka Moll) know that makes her vain?
(a) she is a great beauty.
(b) she wears clothes well.
(c) she had longer hair than most girls.
(d) she has superior intelligence.

4. How does Moll compare herself to the gentleman at Bath?
(a) that she is more innocent.
(b) that she is more noble.
(c) that she is more helpless.
(d) that she is more wicked.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the landlady get the gentleman to offer money to Moll?

2. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?

3. Knowing she cannot be the gentleman's wife, what does Moll do?

4. What problem does Moll have getting the money her old nurse had saved for her?

5. What happens with the younger brother?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the purpose of the preface to Moll Flanders?

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

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

7. What does Moll know about her mother?

8. How does Moll become closely involved with a wealthy man in Bath?

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

10. Listening to her mother-in-law, what does Moll suddenly realize?

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