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 well you think the characters are drawn in MOLL FLANDERS. In your analysis, mention whether you know how they looked, what kind of clothes they wore, how they thought and talked, and whether you picture them as real characters.
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on child labor. Start with the way it was in Moll's day and note how changes have been made in Europe and America. Discuss the bad effects on exploited children and places in the world where child labor is still a problem.
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on self-justification. Start with Moll and show how she justified everything she did, excusing herself on the grounds of poverty. From the example, discuss how people tend to make allowances for themselves when they would condemn other people for doing the same things.
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