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Mid-Book 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. Amy asks the family to do what about the party?

2. After the holidays Meg gets a job as what?

3. What does the breakfast consist of while Marmee is taking her day off?

4. Laurie does what during one of the girl's club meetings?

5. Amy gets punished for bringing what to school?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the entire book say about wealth?

3. How, in chapter six, do the girls' attitudes toward their neighbors grow and adapt?

4. Describe some of the ways the girls keep busy in chapter four, now that the Christmas holidays have ended.

5. How does Marmee's attitude about Meg and Mr. Brooke and her children growing up in general illustrate Alcott's progressive views on the position of women in the late 1800s?

6. How does financial and social status affect Jo in chapter five when she sees Laurie again?

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

8. How are Amy and Jo's roles viewed differently, as they go on social calls in chapter twenty-six?

9. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?

10. When Beth gets increasingly depressed and upset, how does Jo plan to raise Beth's spirits in chapter twenty-eight?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jo is the central character in the story. Her choices are essential to the plot. Choose one of the following scenarios and describe how you think the story might have ended up had Jo made that choice. Use elements from the existing plot to back up your assumptions.

1. Jo marries Laurie.

2. Jo never marries anyone.

Essay Topic 2

Compare Jo's thoughts of and interactions with Laurie to her thoughts of and interactions with Professor Bhaer throughout the book. How do her attitudes toward each, as the book progresses, illustrate her aging and maturing?

Essay Topic 3

In part I of the book, the girls have to make sacrifices due to the War. Explain the family hardships that go on, both financial and personal, and how the girls overcome them.

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