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. What do Cosimo and Prince Andrej find they have in common?

2. What type of government is established by the new army?

3. To what does Cosimo change the name of his newspaper by the end of Chapter 26?

4. In what languages do Cosimo and Prince Andrej converse?

5. What does Cosimo do to the Austrian soldiers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Cosimo's father in chapter sixteen?

2. How do Cosimo and Viola feel right before they separate?

3. What brings Cosimo out of his depression and what does he do?

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

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

6. What kind of stories does Biagio tell at the beginning of chapter twenty and who has he spoken with about his brother?

7. What does Biagio say when he reflects on the ideals he and his brother had as youth?

8. Who does Cosimo meet after his dream?

9. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This is the chapter containing the recounting of the Baron's decline and eventual death. Sadness over the loss of his half brother, the absence of his daughter as she becomes the wife of a man with a terribly unpleasant family, the fact that Biagio's youth keeps him from being a satisfactory companion and loss of his dream of a noble lifestyle for his family all mean that he declines quickly.

1. Do you think emotional stress and loss can cause someone to sicken and die? Why or why not?

2. Do you think Cosimo should feel some responsibility for his father's death? Why or why not?

3. What do you think Cosimo could have done to help his father more? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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