Moll Flanders Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the banker promise Moll?

2. Why does Moll cease to fear witnesses against her?

3. How is Moll married to the Irishman?

4. What does Moll confess to the banker?

5. Why do people suggest that Moll move out of St. John's Street?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the use of irony in MOLL FLANDERS. Use the example of Moll and James each thinking the other was rich before they married and finding out that Moll really was a woman of fortune years later when they came to America. Express your opinion about how such ironic twists in a plot tend to make a story more interesting. Comment on whether you think irony happens in real life and give at least one example.

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 the novel as a moral lesson. As noted in the Preface, novels of Defoe's day needed to teach some sort of moral lesson. Good always triumphs over evil, and evil is always punished. Express your idea as to whether Defoe was subtly rejecting that notion with the writing of MOLL FLANDERS. Give examples from the novel to back up your opinion.

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