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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 Moll suspect about her landlady and the gentleman?
2. When does Moll realize the older brother only wants her as a mistress?
3. Who does Moll meet at Bath?
4. Where does Moll take up residence after returning from Virginia?
5. What is the assumption left up to the reader in the Preface?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the novel begin?
2. As the story opens, why does the writer not reveal her real name?
3. Under what condition does Moll arrive back in England.
4. What is the final payoff and the conditions to Moll to release the gentleman to whom she had been mistress?
5. What apology does the editor make about the content of the book?
6. What is the purpose of the preface to Moll Flanders?
7. What does Moll learn about the Men who visit Bath during the summer season?
8. What happens to Moll after her husband dies?
9. What are the stories her mother-in-law tells that eventually reveal she was herself transported from Newgate prison to America?
10. What does Moll know about her mother?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on how people influence others. Use three examples in the life of Moll Flanders--(1) what she learned from her first husband's older brother, (2) how she was influenced by the governess, and (3) what she learned from her true love, James. Express your opinion about how the approval of others may make some people make wrong decisions.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages expressing your opinion about the importance of MOLL FLANDERS as an example of 18th century fiction and whether it had an effect on later writers. Is there a departure from the norm with this novel that led eventually to books by writers such as Henry James? Discuss whether earlier works of fiction have an influence over works that follow in later years.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the stages of going deeper and deeper into a life of crime. Use the example of how Moll began by lying, then graduated into marrying under false pretenses, then became a whore, and finally became a professional thief. Compare that descent into criminality to an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
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