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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. Whom does Aunt Carrol want to go abroad with her?
2. Laurie tells Amy that he is upset because of what?
3. What does Beth tell Jo about Beth's health?
4. What does the note that Jo finds say?
5. Laurie and Amy decide to do what together?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
2. What does chapter thirty-two say about the changeable nature of life and death?
3. Describe why Amy, rather than Jo, is selected to go abroad with Aunt Carrol, and how Jo feels about the decision.
4. How does Beth's death, in chapter thirty-five, affect the rest of the family?
5. In chapter thirty-nine, as she prepares to settle into the Laurence estate, how has Amy's attitude about money and material things changed?
6. How does the relationship between Jo and Laurie climax in chapter thirty-one?
7. What does the entire book say about wealth?
8. What lessons do we learn from Beth's death?
9. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?
10. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Mr. Laurence and his grandson, Laurie, are the March girls' neighbors throughout the book. Choose one of the three sisters below and explain how she gets along with Laurie throughout the book.
Essay Topic 3
Compare Jo's thoughts of and interactions with Laurie to her thoughts of and interactions with Professor Bhaer throughout the book. How do her attitudes toward each, as the book progresses, illustrate her aging and maturing?
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