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 does he tell the vintners about the tithes that year?

2. Where does Ottimo Massimo go one day after sniffing the breeze?

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

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

5. What do the townspeople begin to do to help Cosimo?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

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

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

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

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

6. How does Cosimo spend his time after the army shows up?

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

8. 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?

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

10. What army show up in chapter twenty-eight and who is almost arrested by them?

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

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 3

The most valuable lesson Cosimo learns from the eccentric recluse, the Cavalier, is the importance of guarding himself against the loneliness to which his recent trend toward isolation might possibly lead.

1. Why do you think Cosimo might learn this lesson from the Cavalier? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. How are the Cavalier and Cosimo similar and dissimilar in their interactions with other people? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. In what ways do you think loneliness would happen in Cosimo's life?

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