Moll Flanders Test | 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 reception does Moll get from the inmates at Newgate?

2. How is Moll swept off her feet by an Irishman?

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

4. What happens to a woman caught with goods Moll had stolen?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages expressing your opinion about the importance of MOLL FLANDERS as an example of 18th century fiction and whether it had an effect on later writers. Is there a departure from the norm with this novel that led eventually to books by writers such as Henry James? Discuss whether earlier works of fiction have an influence over works that follow in later years.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on how poverty sometimes leads to crime. Use the situation in mid 18th century England as a starting point and then make your essay more general. Discuss who is really at fault when the poor resort to stealing.

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