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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the Baron do when an important family visits?
(a) tries to keep Cosimo hidden
(b) asks them to see if he'll come down for them
(c) takes them to the family estate away from Cosimo
(d) asks them to take Cosimo to Paris

2. What does Biagio bring Cosimo during the rainstorm?
(a) a rain coat
(b) food and two umbrellas
(c) an old army tent
(d) a waterproof sleeping bag

3. Why is the children's teacher with Cosimo's family?
(a) escaping the Inquisition
(b) he is escaping being jailed for theft
(c) he's Cosimo's cousin
(d) he's Cosimo's uncle

4. What does Cosimo's father yell out to him at dinner?
(a) Biagio will be confined to the house
(b) he will be sent to prison
(c) if he doesn't come down he will starve
(d) he is forgiven

5. What bothers Cosimo most about fig trees?
(a) they have too many birds
(b) they are too short
(c) they smell
(d) they're so sticky

6. Why do Cosimo's mother and father stroll through the forest?
(a) to find more snails for dinner
(b) to go to the village
(c) to entice him out of the trees
(d) for exercise

7. Why do the men from town ask Cosimo to come down?
(a) so they can collect a reward
(b) so he won't be attacked by the fruit boys
(c) to take him home
(d) so he can be punished for stealing fruit

8. What does Biagio offer Cosimo as an apology?
(a) some water
(b) some wine
(c) a blanket
(d) a pie

9. Who does the Baron confide in and seek advice from?
(a) his wife
(b) the Cavalier
(c) Viola's father
(d) Cosimo

10. How long were the brothers locked in their rooms for trying to rescue snails?
(a) 24 hours
(b) three days
(c) a week
(d) two days

11. What kind of talent does Battista have?
(a) preparing rodents and animals for eating
(b) fencing
(c) painting portraits
(d) weaving beautiful blankets

12. What is one of the main desires the Baron has concerning his son's choice of living arrangements?
(a) that he becomes famous for it
(b) that he hate it and come home
(c) that he be comfortable and safe
(d) to hide it from the world

13. How do the boys who steal fruit react to Cosimo at first?
(a) think he's wonderful
(b) toss him out of the trees
(c) they're indifferent
(d) set a trap for him

14. What is Cosimo's reply about running with the boy gang?
(a) he is spying on them for the law
(b) he is their leader
(c) he is independent of them
(d) he hasn't met them

15. How does the Count that visits feel about Cosimo's life?
(a) fascinated and impressed
(b) that it's silly
(c) that their son should join him
(d) that he'll out grow it

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Biagio do when he goes to bed that night?

2. Why does the Baron scold Cosimo?

3. Where does Cosimo carve his dog's name?

4. Where does Cosimo go when he is sent from the table for not eating?

5. Who does Cosimo begin correspondences with?

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