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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Cosimo's mother communicate with him?
(a) flag signals
(b) screaming up at the tree
(c) sending village boys with notes
(d) through a bull horn

2. Why is Biagio worried about Cosimo the night his father spoke with him?
(a) his father is blaming Biagio
(b) Biagio is seeing ghosts at home
(c) it's the first rainstorm since Cosimo left
(d) his father is calling the magistrate

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

4. 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) so he can be punished for stealing fruit
(d) to take him home

5. What does his uncle do when the pirates beginning running away?
(a) he runs with them
(b) he tries to escape too
(c) he climbs Cosimo's tree
(d) he kills the leader

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the meal at the beginning of the book significant?

2. What does Cosimo's family celebrate with a big affair?

3. What does Cosimo's father yell out to him at dinner?

4. Why is Cosimo's father so upset about him being gone?

5. What does Cosimo's mother want to know about his teams?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the brigands around town do about Gian de Brughi being in hiding?

2. Why does Cosimo talk with the Abbe so much and what happens as the result?

3. What does Cosimo tell Biagio about their uncle's activities and what does he want to do about them?

4. Why does the Cavlier slip off the Baron's land occasionally and how does Cosimo help him?

5. How does Cosimo stay warm in the trees in the winter?

6. What does Cosimo's father request of him when he goes out to see him?

7. What do the burglars do to Cosimo?

8. Describe an activity Cosimo has learned well and that his dog helps him with.

9. With what important meal does the book open with?

10. Why is Cosimo's mother nicknamed the Generalessa?

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