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. How does Cosimo hitch a ride on a hot air balloon?

3. How has Viola being in the trees changed the atmosphere in the trees?

4. What do the Spaniards keep doing about their situation?

5. When does Cosimo arrive in Olivabassa?

Short Essay Questions

1. What results from Cosimo convincing Sulpico that he is a Freemason?

2. How does Cosimo demonstrate his support for justice and fairness in chapter twenty-six?

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

4. Where does Cosimo get his first glimpse of the widow that his dog has been visiting and what is she doing when he sees her?

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

6. What is written about Cosimo's love life in chapter nineteen and how is it described?

7. How does Cosimo set up the protest against tithes?

8. How does Cosimo die?

9. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The Baron, has lost hope that his eldest son, Cosimo, will follow exactly the path of nobility he hoped he would.

1. Cosimo is obviously not doing what his father wants him to do. Do you think this makes him a bad child? Why or why not?

2. If your mother or father wanted you to enter a career field you didn't want, what would you do? How would you tell your parent?

3. Do you think children should have as much freedom at Cosimo's age as he does? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Chapter six resolves the childhood connection Cosimo has had with Viola, and foreshadows the intensity of the admiration he will have for her.

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

2. Explain the use of foreshadow in this sentence. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Taking from the first six chapters, why do you think Cosimo admires Viola so much?

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