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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In chapter twenty-four, Jo devotes herself to doing what?
(a) caring for Beth
(b) marrying Laurie
(c) writing a novel
(d) caring for Mr. March

2. Jo submits a story to a writing contest and wins how much prize money?
(a) $25
(b) $100
(c) $50
(d) $500

3. Meg gives birth after the Brookes have been married for how long?
(a) three years
(b) seven years
(c) a year
(d) five years

4. Who does Jo meet, while trying to avoid the crowds at the party?
(a) Hannah Abbot
(b) Harold Harvey
(c) Thomas Harrison
(d) Theodore Laurence

5. How many social calls do the girls go on?
(a) six
(b) five
(c) four
(d) seven

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mr. and Mrs. March find out that Mr. Brooke wants to court Meg, they say what?

2. Left alone in the library, Jo studies what?

3. Meg and Jo are invited to a New Year's party where?

4. What instrument does Mr. Laurence use to convince Beth to visit more often?

5. What gift does Jo get that she has been wanting for a year?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Amy's planned party for her art school friends goes in chapter twenty-three.

2. Describe how poverty plays a role in chapter two.

3. What major event happens to Meg and John after they have been married for a year and how does everyone handle it?

4. Describe how the men at the picnic in chapter eleven, Fred Vaughn, Laurie, and Mr. Brooke, reveal their true feelings and their character to the girls.

5. How does Jo react to Mr. Brooke taking an interest in Meg?

6. How is the idea that leisure doesn't pay neatly illustrated by Marmee for all of the girls in chapter eleven?

7. When Laurie says that Jo will be the next to wed, how does Jo react and how does Laurie view her attitude?

8. As we return to Dovecote, how are Meg and John getting along in chapter twenty-five?

9. How does Alcott illustrate that "pride goes before a fall" and that popularity is not necessarily a good thing in chapter seven, using Amy as an example.

10. Explain how Marmee's hope, in chapter nine, that her children will be happy, whether married or single, reflects the changing times when Alcott was writing the book in the 1860s.

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