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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. Who cares for Beth as she is dying?
2. Jo was not selected to go with Aunt Carrol for what reason?
3. Laurie asks Jo if she loves the professor and Jo says what?
4. The girls and their families celebrate which of Mrs. March's birthdays?
5. Who is the note that Jo finds from?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
2. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?
3. 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?
4. How does Marmee feel about Jo, Beth, and Jo's plan to go to New York so Laurie and Beth can be together?
5. How does Laurie and Amy's Christmas spent together in France affect the major plot line of Jo's relationship with Laurie?
6. 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?
7. How does Professor Bhaer effect Jo's character and her choices in chapter thirty?
8. What is Jo's reaction, in chapter thirty-seven, after Beth's death?
9. When Beth gets increasingly depressed and upset, how does Jo plan to raise Beth's spirits in chapter twenty-eight?
10. Christmas is a primary focus, yet again. What does Laurie do for Christmas in chapter thirty-three?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jo is the central character in the story. Her choices are essential to the plot. Choose one of the following scenarios and describe how you think the story might have ended up had Jo made that choice. Use elements from the existing plot to back up your assumptions.
1. Jo marries Laurie.
2. Jo never marries anyone.
Essay Topic 2
When both March parents are away, Beth contracts Scarlet Fever and Amy is sent to Aunt March's house. Describe what that series of events shows us about Amy's character and how that character changes throughout the book.
Essay Topic 3
In part I of the book, the girls have to make sacrifices due to the War. Explain the family hardships that go on, both financial and personal, and how the girls overcome them.
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