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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. What does each girl find under her pillow one Christmas morning?
2. Who is upset about the idea that Meg might marry Mr. Brooke?
3. Due to Laurie's prank, what happens?
4. What family does Marmee ask the girls to check on?
5. Jo submits a story to a writing contest and wins how much prize money?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Meg's attitude, in chapter eighteen, when she finds out that Laurie sent a letter to her as a prank.
2. Describe some of the ways the girls keep busy in chapter four, now that the Christmas holidays have ended.
3. Alcott only wrote Little Women at her publisher's suggestion. She preferred to write more adult novels. Describe the similarity between her feelings and those of Jo and her family in the book.
4. Describe how Amy's planned party for her art school friends goes in chapter twenty-three.
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 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?
7. 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.
8. How does Jo's attitude in chapter twenty-six effect each of her visits?
9. Describe how both Amy and Jo are used to teach a lesson about anger and revenge in chapter eight.
10. How does Amy's family react to her party plan in chapter twenty-three, both before and after the party?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Meg's attitude early on in the book is, perhaps, the best representation of the attitude of typical girls of the time. Do you agree with how much value she placed on what was proper and what other people might think of her? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Shy, timid Beth's character may not seem as well developed as everyone else in the book, but she plays an integral role. How do you feel about her death and what it represented to the rest of the March girls, especially Jo?
Essay Topic 3
Christmas and other parties play a recurring role in the March girls' lives throughout the book. Compare and contrast some of the Christmases and other parties in the book and explain how the girls learned the lesson that material things are not as important as family and friends during those festivities.
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