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 happens to her draper husband?

2. Who presses Betty to marry the younger brother?

3. What type of instruction does the narrator say is included in the story?

4. How does Moll get away from the gypsies?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What assistance does she get from the landlady at the rooming house?

2. How does the gentleman react when he learns of Moll's pregnancy?

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

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

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

6. What does James tell Moll as she departs for London?

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

8. Who takes Moll in after the death of the Nurse?

9. What apology does the editor make about the content of the book?

10. Why is Moll so popular up north?

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 the position of women in 18th century England and in the colonies. Define the limitations placed on women, their responsibility regarding having children, their lack of rights when a marriage or relationship breaks up, the kind of labor they are limited to doing and the pay scale they are offered.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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