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Moll Flanders Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say results from any wicked action in the book?



2. Why does Moll go to the aid of the young woman next door to her?



3. What does the narrator say about the final scene in the story?



4. What does the narrator hope the reader will be more pleased with?



5. What spared Moll's mother's life when she was condemned to die?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. How does Moll escape capture when a former partner in crime gets caught by the police?



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



4. What kind of reputation does Moll earn from the underground, criminal community?



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



6. Why is Moll so popular up north?



7. How is Moll finally caught red handed?



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



9. In Newgate, who is the leader of a rebel gang brought in for trial?



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



Essay Topics

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on literary language of the 18th century. Use examples in the novel to demonstrate the formality of written language and vocabulary that is not used in the same way today. State you opinion about the degree of difficulty in understanding the story that language presents in MOLL FLANDERS.

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the value of goods that Moll stole as opposed to their value today. Many of Moll's thefts involved fabrics such as silk. Another thing was plate (items made of silver). Explain what that tells about the value of such items in the 18th century. Discuss how these are not the things usually taken in robberies today.

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages comparing MOLL FLANDERS to the novel, TOM JONES by Henry fielding. There is no need to read the entire novel. Simply point out similarities in characters, behaviors, use of language, point of view of the authors, and attempts to portray the stories as real histories.

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