Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What kind of talent does Battista have?
2. Why do the boys' mothers get upset with them?
3. How does the Count that visits feel about Cosimo's life?
4. What does Cosimo's father yell out to him at dinner?
5. Who helps Cosimo with his plans?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cosimo spend his time after the army shows up?
2. What is Cosimo's thoughts concerning the people living below him?
3. Why is Cosimo's mother nicknamed the Generalessa?
4. What results from Cosimo convincing Sulpico that he is a Freemason?
5. Where does the girl get her first glimpse of Cosimo and what does she do?
6. Who turns up again in Cosimo's life and who is with him?
7. With what important meal does the book open with?
8. Describe an activity Cosimo has learned well and that his dog helps him with.
9. How does the Count who visits the family feel about Cosimo's choice?
10. What do the townspeople see and say about Viola and Cosimo?
While Cosimo never tries, he lives with an unapologetic conviction that life can be lived fully, selflessly, even nobly, in unbroken communion with nature.
1. What do you think this statement means? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Do you think people in America today could live the kind of life Cosimo envisions, though not necessarily living in trees? Why or why not?
3. How do you think life in modern American would be different if most people believed the way Cosimo does?
Cosimo's intentions are pure and so he attributes pure intentions to the people around him.
1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the book to support your answer.
2. Do you think someone could live in modern America with Cosimo's level of innocence and optimism about people? Why or why not?
3. Do you think living and see the world as Cosimo does makes him a happier person than most? Why or why not?
Biagio and Cosimo are left to identify their priorities and moralities on their own, basing them on the way the world appears to them. Their camaraderie is perfect until Biagio does not join Cosimo in his boycott of the meal of snails, and Biagio changes status to astonished observer of Cosimo's single-minded resolve.
1. How do you think Biagio felt when he caved in and ate the snails? Use examples from you book to support your answer.
2. If you were Cosimo would you blame Biagio for eating the snails? Why or why not?
3. Do you think the father was wrong for sending Cosimo from the table? Why or why not?
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