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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. Laurie visits Amy where?
2. Jo feels alone because of what?
3. Laurie extends his stay in Nice with whom?
4. Professor Bhaer is from where?
5. As Jo is walking home in the rain, who covers her with his umbrella?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jo feel about romantic pursuits, and how do her actions compare or contrast to that?
2. How does Jo react to the news that Laurie and Amy are engaged.
3. 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?
4. What secret does Beth reveal to Jo at the seashore and what does it say about Beth's mental state?
5. In chapter thirty-eight, Laurie and Jo have a final discussion about their relationship and decide what?
6. How do Laurie and Amy react to the news of Beth's death, and how do their reactions alter the main story?
7. How does Laurie help Amy to see the truth about herself and her relationship with Fred in chapter thirty-four?
8. How does Alcott show, through Jo's progression in the book, that women can have many roles in life?
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. What lessons do we learn from Beth's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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.
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