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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. Amy hints to Laurie that he should rejoin whom?
2. Jo is longing for what?
3. Upon returning home, Laurie insists that he and Jo talk about what?
4. Jo feels alone because of what?
5. Beth finally tells Jo what secret?
Short Essay Questions
1. Christmas is a primary focus, yet again. What does Laurie do for Christmas in chapter thirty-three?
2. How does the relationship between Jo and Laurie climax in chapter thirty-one?
3. What lessons do we learn from Beth's death?
4. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?
5. How does Beth's death, in chapter thirty-five, affect the rest of the family?
6. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
7. 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?
8. Describe how the romance between Jo and the professor finally blossoms.
9. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?
10. How do Amy and Laurie feel about the possibility of Jo marrying Professor Bhaer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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?
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