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 reception does Moll get from the inmates at Newgate?

2. What do Moll and her Lancashire husband discover about each other?

3. What is wrong with Moll's prayers?

4. What does the banker say about himself and his wife?

5. When a woman friend of Moll's wants her to meet her brother, what does the man want?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Moll so popular up north?

2. What happens to the child after it is born?

3. Describe how Moll and James part.

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

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

6. How does Moll's marriage to the banker come to an end?

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

8. What event causes Moll to turn to a life of crime?

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

10. Why does Moll not make a play for the banker?

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 how people influence others. Use three examples in the life of Moll Flanders--(1) what she learned from her first husband's older brother, (2) how she was influenced by the governess, and (3) what she learned from her true love, James. Express your opinion about how the approval of others may make some people make wrong decisions.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the novel as a moral lesson. As noted in the Preface, novels of Defoe's day needed to teach some sort of moral lesson. Good always triumphs over evil, and evil is always punished. Express your idea as to whether Defoe was subtly rejecting that notion with the writing of MOLL FLANDERS. Give examples from the novel to back up your opinion.

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