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. Jo writes often to her family about whom?

2. When Jo realizes that Professor Bhaer is probably there to woo her, what is her reaction?

3. What do Jo and Professor Bhaer use their new house for?

4. What does the editor say does not sell in those days?

5. Who agrees that Jo's separation from Laurie would be good?

Short Essay Questions

1. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?

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

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

4. How does Jo feel about romantic pursuits, and how do her actions compare or contrast to that?

5. How does Marmee feel about Jo, Beth, and Jo's plan to go to New York so Laurie and Beth can be together?

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

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

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

9. What lessons do we learn from Beth's death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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