Little Women Test | 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. How many social calls do the girls go on?

2. Jo submits a story to a writing contest and wins how much prize money?

3. Mr. March tells Jo what about her writing?

4. Who are the least enthusiastic about Amy's party?

5. After a baby dies in her arms, who becomes deathly ill herself?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what illnesses do to the family in chapter sixteen.

2. Describe how both Amy and Jo are used to teach a lesson about anger and revenge in chapter eight.

3. How does Jo's attitude in chapter twenty-six effect each of her visits?

4. Describe how Meg's personality changes in chapter twenty-two, as she is married.

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

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

7. Describe the differences between each of the March girls.

8. How does Meg show, in chapter twenty, that, even though much of the book goes against the tradition of the times, traditional choices are still alright for some?

9. 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.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Marmee, the mother, is a major figure the girls look up to throughout the book. Later on, the three surviving girls all become mothers themselves. Based on your opinions of the way each girl acted in the book, choose one of the following and describe why you think she made the best mother.

1. Jo

2. Amy

3. Meg

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Marmee is a key force in the girls' lives, especially during the war, in part I of the book. Describe how Marmee influences the girls' choices through the years, both when she is present and when she is absent.

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