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. Professor Bhaer is caring for whom?

2. What do Amy and Laurie want to use their wealth for?

3. What does Jo name her two sons?

4. What is Amy's first intention toward Laurie?

5. Who is the note that Jo finds from?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Mrs. March's sixtieth birthday celebration, in the final chapter, mirror the Christmas festivities in the first chapter of the book?

4. How does Professor Bhaer effect Jo's character and her choices in chapter thirty?

5. Describe why Amy, rather than Jo, is selected to go abroad with Aunt Carrol, and how Jo feels about the decision.

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 does the entire book say about wealth?

8. 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?

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

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

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Marmee is a key force in the girls' lives, especially during the war, in part I of the book. Describe how Marmee influences the girls' choices through the years, both when she is present and when she is absent.

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