Moll Flanders Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does her tradesman turn out to be?

2. Where does Moll learn that men find a mistress sometimes, but very rarely look for a wife?

3. How does the elder brother begin his chase of Moll?

4. Who presses Betty to marry the younger brother?

5. What does the narrator tell the reader to expect in the story?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Moll know about her mother?

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

5. Why does Moll put off the younger brother's proposal of marriage?

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

7. What happens to Moll after her husband dies?

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

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

10. How does Moll marry for the third time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages the disparity between the rich and the poor in 18th century England and the colonies. Discuss to what extent that disparity is directly related to feudalism and how it affected the history of the British colonies in America.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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