Little Women Quiz: Advanced
What holiday does Little Women start with?
- "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
What religion is Aunt March's maid, Esther?
- The Marches are Protestant.
What war is going on during the start of the novel?
- During the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott served as a nurse.
How many pickled limes does Amy bring to school?
- (She bought 25, but ate one on the way.)
What does Jo sell to get money for her injured father?
- "Oh, Jo, how could you? Your one beauty."
What is the name of the estate Jo inherits from Aunt March?
- In real life, the Alcott family was briefly part of a commune at Fruitlands. Louisa May Alcott's essay "Transcendental Wild Oats" tells that story.
In the United States, the second part of Little Women was published as the second part of Little Women. In England, the second part was published as a separate book with a new title. What was Book Two called there?
How much time passes between the first and second parts of Little Women?
- The three years that have passed have brought but few changes to the quiet family.
When Jo is in New York, what book does Prof. Bhaer give her as a New Year's present?
- The first collection of Dickinson's poetry was published in 1890, long after this novel. Marmee puts copies of Pilgrim's Progress under the girls' pillows at the start, and there are many references to it throughout the novel. Kleine Frauen is a German translation of Little Women.
What is blancmange, anyway?
- ...it sounds like something more exotic, doesn't it?