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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. Jo refuses to do what until Beth dies?
2. When Laurie writes to Jo to ask her to return his love, she does what?
3. Amy tells Laurie that she will probably marry Fred Vaughn because of what?
4. What do Jo and Professor Bhaer use their new house for?
5. Amy accepts an offer to do what?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?
2. How, in chapter thirty-four, does Amy help Laurie to see himself for who he is and who he used to be and change accordingly?
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 Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?
5. What is Jo's reaction, in chapter thirty-seven, after Beth's death?
6. What does the entire book say about wealth?
7. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
8. How do Jo's rude actions in chapter twenty-six hurt Amy in chapter twenty-seven?
9. Who arrives, in chapter thirty-eight, besides Laurie, Amy, and Mr. Laurence, and why does that person come?
10. Describe why Amy, rather than Jo, is selected to go abroad with Aunt Carrol, and how Jo feels about the decision.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When both March parents are away, Beth contracts Scarlet Fever and Amy is sent to Aunt March's house. Describe what that series of events shows us about Amy's character and how that character changes throughout the book.
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
Mr. Laurence and his grandson, Laurie, are the March girls' neighbors throughout the book. Choose one of the three sisters below and explain how she gets along with Laurie throughout the book.
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