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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. Why do the boys' mothers get upset with them?
(a) they didn't steal enough fruit
(b) they are stealing fruit
(c) they aren't in school
(d) they don't go to church

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

3. What does Cosimo's mother decide about him staying in the trees?
(a) she disowns him
(b) becomes quite proud of her son
(c) she makes him a pillow
(d) she climbs in the trees herself

4. Why is Cosimo curious about the thieve, Gian de Brughi?
(a) he wants to capture him for the fame
(b) he's been blamed for many robberies
(c) he wants to learn how to steal
(d) he wants to know what it's like to be famous

5. What does Cosimo see pirates doing one night?
(a) getting drunk
(b) kidnapping women
(c) stealing goats
(d) unloading cargo into a cave

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Viola sent when she leaves home?

2. What does Sinforosa do for the band of little boys?

3. What do the burglars who tried to use Gian do to Cosimo?

4. What is Cosimo trying to do about the people who live below him?

5. What does Cosimo build in the trees for his books?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Cosimo do when he sees the pirates unloading the boats and what happens as a result of his actions?

4. How does the Baron work out Cosimo's willingness to continue his education?

5. How does Cosimo's mother feel by the evening about Cosimo still being in the trees?

6. Why is Cosimo curious about Gian de Brughi?

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

8. What do the burglars do to Cosimo?

9. How does the Count who visits the family feel about Cosimo's choice?

10. Why does Cosimo begin writing to authors of books he likes?

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