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Question 1: a. ^  Dolly was a cant term for ________: to mill dolly was to beat hemp in Bridewell or another of the prisons, hence to be saved from Dolly meant avoiding prison.

Question 2: The latter describes a will in which she distributes appropriate gifts to her famous clients: "a picture of ________ to indorsing D―n; an ounce of Mercuris Dulcis to Beau C―e, of St.
JesusSodom and GomorrahDead SeaJerusalem

Question 3: [18][19] The ________ says Dolly was used at the time for "A drab, slattern, useless woman." Both of the senses could be employed here.
Oxford English DictionaryJames Murray (lexicographer)American and British English spelling differencesUnited Kingdom

Question 4: On 29 April 1731, Needham was convicted of keeping a disorderly house, fined one shilling, and sentenced to stand twice in the ________, and "to find sureties for her good behaviour for 3 years".
PilloryFlagellationJudicial corporal punishmentCaning

Question 5: ________ refers to her in his Pasquin (1736) and used Hogarth's representation of her as the model for Mother Punchbowl in The Covent Garden Tragedy (1732).
The Author's FarceJohn FieldingHenry FieldingJoseph Andrews

Question 6: Nothing is known of Needham's early life, but by the time she was middle-aged she was renowned in London as the keeper of a ________ in Park Place, St.
ProstitutionForced prostitutionBrothelUnited States

Question 7: Her house was regarded as the most exclusive in London, superior to those of ________, even to that of the other notorious bawd of the time, Mother Wisebourne.
FitzroviaHolbornWalthamstow MarketCovent Garden

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