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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 causes Professor Bhaer to finally realize Jo has feelings for him?
2. Jo is longing for what?
3. Professor Bhaer is from where?
4. Beth tries to comfort those around her, though they are upset about what?
5. Amy declines whose marriage proposal?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?
2. How does Beth's death, in chapter thirty-five, affect the rest of the family?
3. How does Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?
4. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
5. Christmas is a primary focus, yet again. What does Laurie do for Christmas in chapter thirty-three?
6. What does the entire book say about wealth?
7. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?
8. Describe the significance of Christmas to Jo and the professor in chapter twenty-nine
9. How do Amy and Laurie feel about the possibility of Jo marrying Professor Bhaer?
10. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Foreshadowing is a powerful literary tool, which Louisa May Alcott uses often in the book. Choose one of the following three events and explain how it is foreshadowed in the chapters prior to it.
1. Jo decides not to marry Laurie.
2. Beth dies.
3. Amy and Laurie decide to marry.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Do you agree with the overall way Jo led her life throughout the book? Explain why you agree or disagree with her nontraditional views and choices.
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