Moll Flanders Parts 3-4 - Moll’s Early Adventures in Marriage: Questions and Answers

Daniel Defoe

Parts 3-4 - Moll’s Early Adventures in Marriage: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What was Moll’s reaction to Robin’s death?

2. What attracted Moll to the draper?

3. Why did Moll part with the draper?

4. Where did Moll go to live after the draper left her?

5. Where was Moll’s third husband’s estate?

6. What did Moll’s mother display as a sign of her past?

7. What did Moll’s mother advise Moll to do after Moll revealed the true relationship between her husband and herself?

8. What was Moll’s third husband’s reaction to the news that he had married his own half-sister?

9. How many children did Moll have with her husband-brother?

10. Where did Moll go after she resolved to end her relationship with her husband-brother?

Answers
1. After Robin died, Moll resolved to find a rich husband right away.

2. Moll liked the draper because he lived lavishly, kept many servants, and drove a fancy coach.

3. Moll and the draper were forced to part when he was taken to debtor’s prison. They said their final goodbyes just before he fled to France.

4. After the draper left her, Moll went to live in the Mint, a customary haven for fugitives and debtors.

5. Moll’s third husband’s estate was located in the colony of Virginia.

6. Moll’s mother showed her daughter the brand she had received after she had been convicted of petty theft. The brand had been burned into Moll’s mother’s hand while she was incarcerated in Newgate Prison.

7. After Moll’s mother learned that Moll has married her own brother, Moll’s mother advised her daughter to pretend that the revelation had never come to pass.

8. When Moll’s husband discovered that he had married his own sister, he became mentally unbalanced.

9. Moll had three children with her fourth husband, the man who turned out to be her own half-brother.

10. After Moll left her husband-brother, she sailed back to England with as many possessions as her relatives would allow her to take.