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. Amy puts her insecurities about Laurie's affection to rest after what happens?

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

3. Mrs. March tells Jo that she is concerned about what?

4. Jo writes often to her family about whom?

5. Laurie extends his stay in Nice with whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meg's attitude early on in the book is, perhaps, the best representation of the attitude of typical girls of the time. Do you agree with how much value she placed on what was proper and what other people might think of her? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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