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 does Cosimo spend his time?

2. What does Cosimo do when he sees the group?

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

4. Who talks with Cosimo as an interpreter?

5. What does Cosimo claim to be to the group?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the dream Cosimo had in chapter twenty-nine.

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

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

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

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

7. Who does Cosimo meet after his dream?

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Cosimo's relationship with his mother has ended happily in spite of many problems earlier. Cosimo had time to know his mother as an adult and to be comfortable with her before her death. He was able to resolve differences and say good-bye. Often people don't have this opportunity.

1. Why do you think it was important and helpful for Cosimo to spend so much time with his mother in her last weeks? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Cosimo had the opportunity to spend time with his mother, though it appears he did not have that with his father. Write a letter from Cosimo to his father saying what you think he might say based on the Cosimo you've seen in the past twenty chapters.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

When Cosimo meets the boys who steal fruit in the orchards around town, they first try to trap him, then invite him to join and finally, the reader is given a sense that he will become as a king to them.

1. Why do you think Cosimo is proving to be better in the trees after a couple of days then the boys, who have stolen fruit for years? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

2. Do you think Cosimo sees nothing wrong with stealing fruit? Why or why not?

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