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. Marmee and Mr. Brooke go where?

2. Amy wants to have a gathering of her friends, which she calls what?

3. To get even with Jo for not letting her go to a play, Amy does what?

4. Who is Marmee?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the Christmas celebration in chapter nineteen different from Christmas a year before?

2. How does Amy's family react to her party plan in chapter twenty-three, both before and after the party?

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

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

5. Describe Jo's attitude in chapter three and how it defies conventional thinking in that era.

6. How do we gain insight into Amy's personality when she goes to stay with Aunt March?

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

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

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

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you feel that Amy should have married Fred Vaughn, not Laurie? Defend your choice using what you know about all three characters.

Essay Topic 2

Jo's tomboyish attitude is key to the book. Cite examples of how this attitude is displayed with relation to how Jo interacts with Laurie. How do their interactions with each other support Jo's independent attitude?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how helping others is a central theme of the book. Cite examples of how the girls help each other, how the Laurence's help them, or how they each help other people outside the family.

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