Moll Flanders Test | Final 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. How long is Moll married to the banker before he dies?

2. What do they call Mrs. B in her house?

3. What privilege do Moll and her husband get while anchored at Ireland?

4. Why does Moll say she continues to steal?

5. How does Mill say she came out of the charge of robbing the silversmith?

Short Essay Questions

1. What event causes Moll to turn to a life of crime?

2. How does Moll turn her stolen goods into cash?

3. How does Moll's marriage to the banker come to an end?

4. What passes through Moll's head as she marries the banker?

5. What kind of reputation does Moll earn from the underground, criminal community?

6. What adventure does Moll have at the gaming house?

7. What does Moll do after the man falls into a drunken sleep?

8. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

9. What causes Moll to continue stealing?

10. How does Moll escape capture when a former partner in crime gets caught by the police?

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 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.

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 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.

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