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 do Cosimo and Prince Andrej find they have in common?

2. For what reason does Cosimo protect the townspeople?

3. For what reason has Cosimo found that Ottimo Massimo does not come back often?

4. Why does Viola leave?

5. What role does Cosimo slip into with the Spaniards?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Cosimo feel towards Ursula and what does he tell her father?

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

8. What happens to Cosimo when Viola leaves?

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

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

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

Cosimo and his father come to an agreement that allows for the continuing of Cosimo's education because the Baron is finally willing to approach his son like a free-thinking individual whose agreement is needed in order to know how to proceed.

1. What is the difference between a parent who respects a child as a free-thinking individual and one who doesn't?

2. Do you think Cosimo is old enough to be seen as a free-thinking individual? Why or why not?

3. What do you think are some of the ways a parent can demonstrate that they see their child as a free-thinking individual rather than simply an extension of the parent?

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