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. How do the townspeople know Viola has left for a long absence?

2. What color are Ursula's eyes?

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

4. What is Cosimo's next project after Viola leaves?

5. When does Cosimo arrive in Olivabassa?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who does Cosimo go to see in Olivabassa, and what does he find there?

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

6. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While Cosimo never tries, he lives with an unapologetic conviction that life can be lived fully, selflessly, even nobly, in unbroken communion with nature.

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

2. Do you think people in America today could live the kind of life Cosimo envisions, though not necessarily living in trees? Why or why not?

3. How do you think life in modern American would be different if most people believed the way Cosimo does?

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

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?

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