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. How does the March family react to Professor Bhaer?

2. Laurie and Amy decide to do what together?

3. Professor Bhaer is from where?

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

5. Amy shows Laurie two sketches of whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?

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

Essay Topics

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

Do you agree with the overall way Jo led her life throughout the book? Explain why you agree or disagree with her nontraditional views and choices.

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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