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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Moll say is worse than being in want?
2. What happens to save Moll?
3. How does Moll steal two rings she sees through a house window?
4. How is Moll married to the Irishman?
5. What happens to Moll in her widow's dress outside a shop?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on child labor. Start with the way it was in Moll's day and note how changes have been made in Europe and America. Discuss the bad effects on exploited children and places in the world where child labor is still a problem.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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