Little Women Quote Quiz

I love this picture of all the copies of Little Women! It represents friends who gathered together to discuss and laugh about the contents of great literature.

“The year is gone we still unite,

To joke and laugh and read,

And tread the path of literature,

That doth to glory lead.”

–Louisa May Alcott

Can You Guess Which Character Said It?

  1. “I know what I mean, and you needn’t be statirical about it. It’s proper to use good words, and improve your vocabilary.”
  1. “In spite of their demonstrative manners, American girls are very nice when one knows them.”
  1. “What has that boy been about? Don’t try to shield him. I know he has been in mischief by the way he acted when he came home.”
  1. “”Then we’ll go and eat up all the raisins.”
  1. “You can go through the world with your elbows out and your nose in the air, and call it independence, if you like. That’s not my way.”
  1. “Money is a good and useful thing, Jo, and I hope (you) will never feel the need of it too bitterly nor be tempted by too much.” 
  1. “She’s got such a soft heart, it will melt like butter in the sun if anyone looks sentimentally at her.” 
  1. “Highty-tighty! Is that the way you take my advice, miss?”
  1. “No, don’t lounge, it makes me nervous.”
  1. “I want a great many crumples of this sort put into it today.”
  1. “This unassuming style promotes study, that’s why we adopt it.” 
  1. “Rather a rough road for you to travel, my little pilgrims, especially the latter part of it. But you have got on bravely, and I think the burdens are in a fair way to tumble off very soon.” 
  1.  “To my friend and neighbor Theodore Laurence, I bequeathe…my clay model of a horse though he did say it didn’t have any neck.”
  1. “So the poor night is to be left sticking in the hedge, is he?”
  1. “There was no one to bring the horse to the saddle, so she took the saddle to the horse.” 
  1. “Tell me please! I like to know all about the – the boys.” 
  1. “What’s the use of looking nice, when no one sees me, but those cross midgets?”
  1. “I don’t believe fine young ladies enjoy themselves a bit more than we do, in spite of our burned hair, old gowns, one glove apiece, and tight slippers that sprain our ankles when we are silly enough to wear them.”


  1. Amy 2. Kate Vaughn 3. Mr. Laurence 4. Demi 5. Amy 6. Marmee 7. Jo 8. Aunt March 9. Amy 10. Meg 11. Laurie (speaking about his haircut) 12. Mr. March 13. Amy 14. Mr. Brook 15. Jo 16. Jo 17. Meg 18. Jo


— What’s a favorite quote/scene from the book?

–What are threads/themes throughout the book? (I. e. Pilgrim’s Progress, the discussion of money)

–How do you relate to the characters?

–How do the characters change through the course of the book?

–Do you agree that Laurie and Jo weren’t right for each other?

–What is the underlying worldview? What are the Marches’ religious views? What is the perspective of their current events/young America?

–Any facts about Louisa May Alcott you want to share?


Corrie’s family holds a glorious party at their clock shop in the first chapter of The Hiding Place. They had no idea that they “in the place of memories were about to be given adventures. …Adventure and anguish, horror and heaven were just around the corner.” Nazis Germany invaded, and the Ten Booms’ faith proved genuine. Casper Ten Boom, when warned about the dangers of his underground work, said, ““You say we could lose our lives for this child? I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.” I hope these 10 other quotes (almost all from The Hiding Place) encourage you as much as they’re encouraging me.

1. “Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” –Casper Ten Boom

2. “In darkness God’s truth shines most clear.”
— Corrie Ten Boom 

3. “Some knowledge is too heavy…you cannot bear it…your Father will carry it until you are able.”
— Casper Ten Boom

4. “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
― Corrie Ten Boom

5. “There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – let us pray that we may always know it!”
― Betsie Ten Boom

6. “Mama’s love had always been the kind that acted itself out with soup pot and sewing basket. But now that these things were taken away, the love seemed as whole as before. She sat in her chair at the window and loved us. She loved the people she saw in the street– and beyond: her love took in the city, the land of Holland, the world. And so I learned that love is larger than the walls which shut it in. ”
― Corrie Ten Boom

7. “And our wise Father in heaven knows when we’re going to need things too. Don’t run out ahead of Him.”
― Casper Ten Boom

8. “No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be.”
― Corrie Ten Boom

9. “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.”
―Corrie Ten Boom

10. “The blacker the night around us grew, the brighter and truer and more beautiful burned the word of God.”
― Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place