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 her Bath lover deserts her, what does Moll have?

2. What does Moll say the passing jade thinks of?

3. What does Moll say a woman is like when she is left desolate?

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

5. What does Moll learn about her banker?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the governess try to prepare Moll for hanging?

3. Describe how Moll and James part.

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

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

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

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

8. How is Moll finally caught red handed?

9. What assistance does she get from the landlady at the rooming house?

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

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 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 2

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 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on how the tastes of a majority of society at any given time affect the way writers tell their tales. Begin with the profuse apology of Defoe in the Preface that the story contains lewd behavior that has been edited and his insistence that the story is presented for its moral lesson. Give your opinion as to whether Defoe is writing tongue in cheek to satisfy the criticism he believes the novel will incur. Give examples as to how such circumspection has changed over the centuries.

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