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. Why does the landlady not offer the same help that Mrs. B offers?

2. When Moll is well enough to go to Mrs. B's house, how is she surprised?

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

4. Who tries to help Moll get released from Newgate?

5. How does the banker say his wife is a whore?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Moll so popular up north?

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

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

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

7. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

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

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

10. Explain what foils Moll's plan to marry the banker when she returns to London.

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 your opinion of Defoe's literary style in presenting Moll Flanders as though she wrote the book herself. Do you think it is effective? How would it be different written in the third person?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages comparing MOLL FLANDERS to the novel, TOM JONES by Henry fielding. There is no need to read the entire novel. Simply point out similarities in characters, behaviors, use of language, point of view of the authors, and attempts to portray the stories as real histories.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the value of goods that Moll stole as opposed to their value today. Many of Moll's thefts involved fabrics such as silk. Another thing was plate (items made of silver). Explain what that tells about the value of such items in the 18th century. Discuss how these are not the things usually taken in robberies today.

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