The Baron in the Trees Test | Mid-Book 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. Why does the Baron scold Cosimo?

2. What does Cosimo do when the Abbe Fauchelefleur passes below him?

3. Who does Cosimo's father send after him?

4. Who helps Cosimo with his plans?

5. Why do the boys' mothers get upset with them?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Cosimo curious about Gian de Brughi?

2. What does Cosimo do when he sees the pirates unloading the boats and what happens as a result of his actions?

3. How does the Count who visits the family feel about Cosimo's choice?

4. How does the Baron work out Cosimo's willingness to continue his education?

5. What happens when Cosimo's father sends the Cavalier to capture him?

6. What do the burglars do to Cosimo?

7. Who does Cosimo meet in a neighbor's garden as he explores through the trees?

8. How does Cosimo's mother feel by the evening about Cosimo still being in the trees?

9. What does Cosimo do to impress Viola?

10. Why does the Cavlier slip off the Baron's land occasionally and how does Cosimo help him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The reader may easily suppose, then, that he is a generous and doting lover, and recognizes in each woman, as he does in each of the other people with which he has interacted in the reader's observation, the things that make her valuable and unique, and in so recognizing it, helps her to recognize and celebrate it also.

1. Although this sentence was written about a lover, it can also be applied to any relationship. How do you think a person can make another feel valuable and unique? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Describe a time in your life when you felt valuable and unique. Did you feel that way because of what someone else said or did?

3. Why do you think people in general like to feel valuable and unique? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Revolutionary lifestyle and revolutionary thinking lead to revolution.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Explain why the American Revolution demonstrates this principle.

3. Do you think Cosimo would have developed such revolutionary thinking had he not taken to the trees? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Cosimo holds ideals with more fervor than he does love.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. What ideal that you hold means so much to you that you would give up love for it? Why or why not would you do that?

3. Do you think beliefs are worth giving up love for? Why or why not?

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