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. What does Mrs. B do with unwanted children?

2. What is Moll tempted to do that frightens her?

3. What does the governess manage for Moll's son?

4. What happens to the sliver brought to the pawnbroker?

5. What does Moll say allowed the devil to push her into crime?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

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

5. What kind of reputation does Moll earn from the underground, criminal community?

6. How does Moll escape capture when a former partner in crime gets caught by the police?

7. Describe how Moll and James part.

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

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

10. Where do Moll and James end up after Newgate?

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 stages of going deeper and deeper into a life of crime. Use the example of how Moll began by lying, then graduated into marrying under false pretenses, then became a whore, and finally became a professional thief. Compare that descent into criminality to an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages detailing three major types of transportation in the novel--horseback, the carriage, and boats and ships. Express your opinion on how such limited means of transportation affected 18th century life. Point out the hardships involved with each type of transportation. Discuss how means of transportation began to evolve in the 19th century because of a need for better ways of getting around.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages the disparity between the rich and the poor in 18th century England and the colonies. Discuss to what extent that disparity is directly related to feudalism and how it affected the history of the British colonies in America.

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