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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. Where do Amy and Laurie choose to live?
2. Mrs. March tells Jo that she is concerned about what?
3. Professor Bhaer is from where?
4. Jo begins to write for what publication?
5. What news do Laurie and Amy give everyone?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Beth gets increasingly depressed and upset, how does Jo plan to raise Beth's spirits in chapter twenty-eight?
2. How does Marmee feel about Jo, Beth, and Jo's plan to go to New York so Laurie and Beth can be together?
3. What secret does Beth reveal to Jo at the seashore and what does it say about Beth's mental state?
4. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?
5. How does Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?
6. Describe the significance of Christmas to Jo and the professor in chapter twenty-nine
7. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?
8. What does chapter thirty-two say about the changeable nature of life and death?
9. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
10. Contrast Professor Bhaer with Laurie. What could possibly draw Jo to one over the other?
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
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 3
Shy, timid Beth's character may not seem as well developed as everyone else in the book, but she plays an integral role. How do you feel about her death and what it represented to the rest of the March girls, especially Jo?
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