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. Laurie and Amy decide what about each other?

2. At Christmas, Jo and Professor Bhaer do what?

3. What job does Jo plan to take for the winter?

4. What does the note that Jo finds say?

5. Who cares for Beth as she is dying?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the significance of Christmas to Jo and the professor in chapter twenty-nine

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

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

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

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

6. How does Marmee feel about Jo, Beth, and Jo's plan to go to New York so Laurie and Beth can be together?

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

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

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

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

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

Jo is the central character in the story. Her choices are essential to the plot. Choose one of the following scenarios and describe how you think the story might have ended up had Jo made that choice. Use elements from the existing plot to back up your assumptions.

1. Jo marries Laurie.

2. Jo never marries anyone.

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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