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. After moving back with the governess, what work does Mill do?

2. Who does the landlady send for to assist Moll?

3. Who does the governess introduce Moll to who can help her learn the art of thieving?

4. What does Moll manage to get from an ale house?

5. Why does Moll not allow the maid Mrs. B sends to stay overnight?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Moll's concern about having the baby in the rooming house where she is staying?

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

4. How is the governess able to set Moll up with the baronet after she robbed him in the carriage?

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

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

7. Why is Moll so popular up north?

8. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

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

10. What causes Moll to continue stealing?

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 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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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