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 does Mrs. B give to the parish officials?

2. Why does Moll reproach herself after getting caught with the brocade silk?

3. What does Moll admit to the lady who comes to help her?

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

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

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 the slavery of British criminals in the American colonies. Note any differences between those people transported from England and the black slaves who were bought like cattle. Point out how the British criminals could eventually buy their way out of servitude. Use Moll and James as examples of transported criminals able to start a new life in the colonies.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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