Moll Flanders Parts 11-14- Repentance and Prosperity: Questions and Answers

Daniel Defoe

Parts 11-14- Repentance and Prosperity: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What was Moll’s view of Newgate Prison after she had been there for a while?

2. What finally inspired Moll to repent of her life of crime?

3. When Moll’s sentence of death was lifted, what alternative sentence did she receive?

4. What did Moll manage to take with her on her second voyage to Virginia?

5. What happened to Moll and Jemy when they first arrived in America?

6. Which of her relatives did Moll encounter upon her return to Virginia?

7. Where did Moll and Jemy buy land after they arrived in Virginia?

8. What did Moll receive from the governess after she and Jemy moved to their new home?

9. How long was Moll’s second stay in America?

10. Where do Moll and Jemy live out their old age?

Answers
1. At first, Moll was horrified by the dismal conditions in Newgate Prison, but, after a time, she began to find Newgate not only tolerable but almost agreeable.

2. Moll became a penitent after she heard a minister describe the benefits she would derive from repentance. Defoe leaves it up to the reader to decide whether or not she had truly been saved.

3. Like her mother had been, Moll was sentenced to several years of indentured servitude in America.

4. Moll somehow managed to take a trunk full of gold, silver, jewelry, and fine linen with her on the prison ship.

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(The entire section is 453 words.)