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 are the Spaniards in the trees?

2. What do Cosimo and Ursula end up doing?

3. What does Biagio seem to indicate is the main reason for the Baron's death?

4. Why do the townspeople raise a bed in the trees for Cosimo?

5. How does it seem the girls who spend the night with Cosimo feel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens to the story of the Cavalier's death?

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

5. Who turns up again in Cosimo's life and who is with him?

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

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

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

9. Who does Cosimo meet after his dream?

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

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

Both Viola and Cosimo are idealists, but with such fundamentally disparate ideals they can never be compatible unless one of them is willing to open themselves to adopting the other's point of view.

1. Who do you think would have an easier time changing, Viola or Cosimo? Why?

2. Do you think it is wise for someone to give up beliefs in order to be with someone? Why or why not?

3. Do you think either Viola or Cosimo is the most right in their last arguments? Why?

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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