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. Where does the girl on the horse go?

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

3. For what reason does Cosimo protect the townspeople?

4. Why does he help the French lay out roads?

5. How does Biagio's story about the Cavalier's death differ from what happened?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Cosimo do in specific to the soldiers in the woods?

3. How does Cosimo die?

4. How does Cosimo get shot and what does he do during his recovery?

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

6. What happens to Cosimo when Viola leaves?

7. What does Biagio say about Viola and Cosimo's relationship?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

In the trees, he and the boys are quite able to exist as equals, on the ground the boys return to sad, filthy places to be scolded and beaten by mothers who refuse to feed them if they have not been able to steal enough to feed themselves. This is the beginning of social awareness in young Cosimo.

1. How do you think Cosimo's beliefs about the world changes when he follows the boys home? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Why do you think a rich boy like Cosimo has never seen or known how poor people live? Do you think this situation exist today? Why or why not?

3. How do you think wealthy people in the United States might change if they lived in the poorer part of town for a year?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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