The Baron in the Trees Test | Final 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 Cosimo finally have to pay attention to life again?

2. Where is Cosimo spending much of winter?

3. What happens when a jealous suitor goes after Cosimo?

4. What does Cosimo claim to be to the group?

5. What do the Spainish men sit upon in the trees?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Biagio find out about Viola's trips away?

2. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

3. Who does Cosimo meet at the Spaniard community that answers his need for love? What happens between them?

4. How does Cosimo feel towards Ursula and what does he tell her father?

5. What happens to Cosimo when Viola leaves?

6. What does Cosimo do in general about the soldiers wandering around?

7. What do the townspeople see and say about Viola and Cosimo?

8. When does Cosimo arrive in Olivabassa and what does he become there?

9. Describe the dream Cosimo had in chapter twenty-nine.

10. Who does Cosimo meet after his dream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The lesson Cosimo learns in chapter fourteen is that a problem that unites people is a powerful force for good as long as it exists.

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

2. Do you think uniting people for a bad reason can be as powerful as for good? Why or why not?

3. If you had a task to do that would require a group to finish it, how would you go about organizing and inspiring them?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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