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. When Laurie writes to Jo to ask her to return his love, she does what?

2. Beth tries to comfort those around her, though they are upset about what?

3. As it is time for Laurie to graduate, what happens?

4. Amy accepts an offer to do what?

5. Amy begins to look at Laurie as what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the entire book say about wealth?

2. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?

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

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

5. What does chapter thirty-two say about the changeable nature of life and death?

6. In chapter thirty-nine, as she prepares to settle into the Laurence estate, how has Amy's attitude about money and material things changed?

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

8. How do Amy and Laurie feel about the possibility of Jo marrying Professor Bhaer?

9. How do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Shy, timid Beth's character may not seem as well developed as everyone else in the book, but she plays an integral role. How do you feel about her death and what it represented to the rest of the March girls, especially Jo?

Essay Topic 2

Choose any one of the following three life lessons and explain how Louisa May Alcott uses the book to illustrate it.

1. Anger and revenge can cause more trouble later on. It is better to forgive and forget.

2. Hard work has many rewards. Laziness does not.

3. Popularity is not as important as strength of character.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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