Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why is the prince known as Prince Brat?
The prince is known as Prince Brat because he causes a great deal of mischief around the castle. He does things like tying the men's wigs to the backs of their chairs so when they stand up, the wigs are pulled off.
2. Who is the whipping boy?
The whipping boy is Jemmy, a boy pulled from the streets. He receives the prince's punishment of whips because it is forbidden to whip the prince.
3. What is Jemmy dreaming about in Chapter 1?
In the first chapter, Jemmy, the son of a rat catcher, is dreaming of his carefree, rugged life on the streets before being pulled into the castle to serve as the prince's whipping boy.
4. Why is the prince unhappy with Jemmy in Chapter 1?
The prince is unhappy with Jemmy after his whipping because Jemmy does not cry or make any noise. The prince claims that the whippings are no fun if the whipping boy does not make noises of discomfort.
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