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. Beth asks Jo if they can go where, instead of the place Jo suggests?

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

3. Who cares for Beth as she is dying?

4. What does aunt Carrol send to the girls?

5. Professor Bhaer is caring for whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?

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

3. How does Beth's death, in chapter thirty-five, affect the rest of the family?

4. When Beth gets increasingly depressed and upset, how does Jo plan to raise Beth's spirits in chapter twenty-eight?

5. 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?

6. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?

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

8. How does Mrs. March's sixtieth birthday celebration, in the final chapter, mirror the Christmas festivities in the first chapter of the book?

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

10. Christmas is a primary focus, yet again. What does Laurie do for Christmas in chapter thirty-three?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do you feel that Louisa May Alcott made the right choice by not having Jo and Laurie marry at the end of the book? Use examples from interactions between Jo and Laurie, as well as between Jo and Professor Bhaer, to back up your opinion.

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

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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