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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. As Jo is walking home in the rain, who covers her with his umbrella?
2. What do Amy and Laurie want to use their wealth for?
3. Laurie tells Amy that he is upset because of what?
4. Professor Bhaer says that he may visit Jo until what happens?
5. Jo is distraught when Professor Bhaer does what?
Short Essay Questions
1. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?
2. How does Beth's death, in chapter thirty-five, affect the rest of the family?
3. How do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?
4. 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?
5. How does Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?
6. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?
7. What does chapter thirty-two say about the changeable nature of life and death?
8. In chapter thirty-nine, as she prepares to settle into the Laurence estate, how has Amy's attitude about money and material things changed?
9. How does Jo handle the fact that Beth is dying?
10. What is Jo's reaction, in chapter thirty-seven, after Beth's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Do you feel that Amy should have married Fred Vaughn, not Laurie? Defend your choice using what you know about all three characters.
Essay Topic 3
Louisa May Alcott had somewhat nontraditional views of a woman's role in the late 1800s.
Part 1: Describe how Jo's attitude in the beginning of the book reflects those views.
Part 2: Explain how Jo's attitude grew and changed toward the end of the book.
Part 3: Describe how Marmee's hopes for her daughters reflects Alcott's nontraditional view. Were Marmee's hopes fulfilled?
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