Little Women Test | Final 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. What does the editor say does not sell in those days?

2. Laurie visits Amy where?

3. Amy shows Laurie two sketches of whom?

4. When Laurie says that he loves Jo, Jo does what?

5. Beth refuses to go on a trip where?

Short Essay Questions

1. What secret does Beth reveal to Jo at the seashore and what does it say about Beth's mental state?

2. During her talk with Laurie about their relationship, how is Jo's independence once again expressed with relation to the normal role of women in society in that era?

3. Describe how the romance between Jo and the professor finally blossoms.

4. Describe why Amy, rather than Jo, is selected to go abroad with Aunt Carrol, and how Jo feels about the decision.

5. How do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?

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

7. How, in chapter thirty-four, does Amy help Laurie to see himself for who he is and who he used to be and change accordingly?

8. In chapter thirty-nine, as she prepares to settle into the Laurence estate, how has Amy's attitude about money and material things changed?

9. How does the relationship between Jo and Laurie climax in chapter thirty-one?

10. How does Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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

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