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?
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on how poverty sometimes leads to crime. Use the situation in mid 18th century England as a starting point and then make your essay more general. Discuss who is really at fault when the poor resort to stealing.
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 detailing three major types of transportation in the novel--horseback, the carriage, and boats and ships. Express your opinion on how such limited means of transportation affected 18th century life. Point out the hardships involved with each type of transportation. Discuss how means of transportation began to evolve in the 19th century because of a need for better ways of getting around.
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