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 do Amy and Laurie want to use their wealth for?

2. As it is time for Laurie to graduate, what happens?

3. Who cares for Beth as she is dying?

4. While in Europe, Laurie meets up with whom?

5. Jo plans to go where for the winter?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Professor Bhaer effect Jo's character and her choices in chapter thirty?

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

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

4. 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?

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

6. How does Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?

7. How does Laurie and Amy's Christmas spent together in France affect the major plot line of Jo's relationship with Laurie?

8. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.

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

10. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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