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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 Jo name her two sons?
2. Professor Bhaer begins to do what for Jo?
3. Laurie tries to resolve his feelings by doing what?
4. Beth tries to comfort those around her, though they are upset about what?
5. When Laurie realizes that Professor Bhaer is going to ask Jo to marry him, what is his reaction?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Professor Bhaer effect Jo's character and her choices in chapter thirty?
2. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?
3. How does Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?
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 do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?
6. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?
7. Christmas is a primary focus, yet again. What does Laurie do for Christmas in chapter thirty-three?
8. Describe the significance of Christmas to Jo and the professor in chapter twenty-nine
9. How do Amy and Laurie feel about the possibility of Jo marrying Professor Bhaer?
10. How does Jo feel about romantic pursuits, and how do her actions compare or contrast to that?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Mr. March, although absent in much of the earlier portion of the book, is very important to the girls. In his absence, the presence of Mr. Laurence next door is comforting. How does Mr. Laurence influence the girls' lives?
Essay Topic 2
Louisa May Alcott had somewhat nontraditional views of a woman's role in the late 1800s.
Part 1: Describe how Jo's attitude in the beginning of the book reflects those views.
Part 2: Explain how Jo's attitude grew and changed toward the end of the book.
Part 3: Describe how Marmee's hopes for her daughters reflects Alcott's nontraditional view. Were Marmee's hopes fulfilled?
Essay Topic 3
Describe how each of the four March girls are different from each other. Cite examples from how they interact with each other, Marmee, and those they are courting throughout the book. Also, use examples of things said by, to, or about them.
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