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 Biagio seem to indicate is the main reason for the Baron's death?

2. What does Cosimo see hope for in his dream?

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

4. What does Cosimo do that his mother enjoys?

5. What does Cosimo confess when Ursula's father asks about his intentions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of stories does Biagio tell at the beginning of chapter twenty and who has he spoken with about his brother?

2. What happens to Ottimo Massimo in chapter twenty?

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

4. 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?

5. Who does Cosimo meet after his dream?

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

7. What happens to Cosimo when Viola leaves?

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

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

10. How does Cosimo die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Revolutionary lifestyle and revolutionary thinking lead to revolution.

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

2. Explain why the American Revolution demonstrates this principle.

3. Do you think Cosimo would have developed such revolutionary thinking had he not taken to the trees? Why or why not?

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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