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. The professor and Jo meet for walks for how long?

2. Laurie asks Jo if she loves the professor and Jo says what?

3. When Jo learns of Laurie and Amy's engagement, what is her reaction?

4. When Laurie hears that Beth has died, he does what?

5. How does the March family react to Professor Bhaer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.

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 Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?

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

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

9. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In part I of the book, the girls have to make sacrifices due to the War. Explain the family hardships that go on, both financial and personal, and how the girls overcome them.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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