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. How old does she now admit to being?

2. What is the governess turned pawnbroker actually doing?

3. Who does Moll get to visit in Newgate?

4. How does Moll take advantage of the fop who took her to bed one evening?

5. Who does Moll say put evil ideas into her head?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is Moll so popular up north?

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

4. What adventure does Moll have at the gaming house?

5. What had Moll's new husband, James, believed about her before they were married?

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

7. Describe how Moll and James part.

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

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

10. How does Moll meet the next man she becomes involved with when she is forty-two-years old?

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 the tastes of a majority of society at any given time affect the way writers tell their tales. Begin with the profuse apology of Defoe in the Preface that the story contains lewd behavior that has been edited and his insistence that the story is presented for its moral lesson. Give your opinion as to whether Defoe is writing tongue in cheek to satisfy the criticism he believes the novel will incur. Give examples as to how such circumspection has changed over the centuries.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages the position of women in 18th century England and in the colonies. Define the limitations placed on women, their responsibility regarding having children, their lack of rights when a marriage or relationship breaks up, the kind of labor they are limited to doing and the pay scale they are offered.

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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