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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 tries to resolve his feelings by doing what?
2. Laurie leaves with Mr. Laurence to do what?
3. Laurie and Amy decide to do what together?
4. When does Beth finally die?
5. Jo begins writing children's stories so she can keep the respect of whom?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
2. Describe how the romance between Jo and the professor finally blossoms.
3. Describe why Amy, rather than Jo, is selected to go abroad with Aunt Carrol, and how Jo feels about the decision.
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 does the relationship between Jo and Laurie climax in chapter thirty-one?
6. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?
7. How does Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?
8. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?
9. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?
10. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain how helping others is a central theme of the book. Cite examples of how the girls help each other, how the Laurence's help them, or how they each help other people outside the family.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Do you feel that Louisa May Alcott made the right choice by not having Jo and Laurie marry at the end of the book? Use examples from interactions between Jo and Laurie, as well as between Jo and Professor Bhaer, to back up your opinion.
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