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. What is Moll's initial reaction to her new life of crime?

2. What does Mrs. B do with unwanted children?

3. Why does Moll not relate all the adventures of her Lancashire husband?

4. What is Moll's first theft?

5. What is the governess turned pawnbroker actually doing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

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

3. How is Moll finally caught red handed?

4. What happens to the child after it is born?

5. Why does Moll not make a play for the banker?

6. How does Moll meet the next man she becomes involved with when she is forty-two-years old?

7. How does Moll eventually project her guilt onto someone else?

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

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

10. Where do Moll and James end up after Newgate?

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 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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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