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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 can Moll not consider doing?
(a) marry a man she does not love.
(b) marry for money.
(c) marry one brother and be the mistress of the other.
(d) running away from both brothers.

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

3. How does Moll say she and the older brother behaved in the house of an acquaintance when they were alone?
(a) as proper as church ladies.
(b) as wicked as they pleased.
(c) as nervous as cats.
(d) as brave as soldiers.

4. What does the narrator hope the reader will be more pleased with?
(a) the truth of the story.
(b) the moral of the story.
(c) the excitement of the story.
(d) the salaciousness of the story.

5. What is Moll looking for after the death of her first husband?
(a) a rich man to adopt her.
(b) a rich man to marry.
(c) a rich man to rob.
(d) a rich man to make her his mistress.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Mrs. Mayoress come to the school?

3. What does her tradesman turn out to be?

4. What does Moll want to become?

5. What does Moll persuade the mistress to allow her to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Moll marry for the third time?

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

5. What does Moll know about her mother?

6. What happens when Moll is only 14-years-old?

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

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

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

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

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