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. After moving back with the governess, what work does Mill do?

2. Why does Moll not relate all the adventures of her Lancashire husband?

3. Who does the governess introduce Moll to who can help her learn the art of thieving?

4. What happens to save Moll?

5. What happens when Moll's husband learns she is poor?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What causes Moll to continue stealing?

5. How does Moll turn her stolen goods into cash?

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

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

8. Describe how Moll and James part.

9. Why does Moll stop stealing for a while?

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 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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the subject of penitence. Point out what real penitence is. Discuss how Moll's penitence looks less like sorrow for her sins and more like sorrow that she was caught. Contrast her with the governess who seems to be genuinely sorry for her past life at the end of the novel.

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