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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What cannot be done to the prince?
2. Who hits the whipping boy in Chapter 2?
3. Who do the outlaws decide to send with the note?
4. What fights with rats in Jemmy's town?
5. What does the prince need to sleep, according to Jemmy?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Jemmy dreaming about in Chapter 1?
2. How do the outlaws decide to prove the ransom note is real?
3. Why does the prince choose Jemmy to join him?
4. What does Jemmy suggest when Billy rejects his first idea of how to deliver the ransom note?
5. What does the outlaws' hut look like?
6. Why are the outlaws excited to find the prince's crown?
7. How does Jemmy sign the ransom note?
8. Who do the outlaws decide to send with the ransom note?
9. What does Jemmy think about when he gets off the horse in the fog?
10. What happens over the year at the prince's lessons?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Loyalty is an important theme in "The Whipping Boy." Write a response explaining how loyalty is portrayed in the story. What characters are loyal? What characters are not loyal? To what characters is loyalty important? How do a character's loyal actions or betrayals affect the story's plot? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 2
Prince Brat experiences many "firsts" in the story as a result of his sheltered life in the castle. Identify and explain the various firsts that Prince Brat experiences throughout the story. How does encountering these firsts affect the prince's character? How is his experience of these firsts different from that of other characters that encountered these events? How does the prince handle each first? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Respect is an important idea in the story. Write a response exploring the idea of respect. How is respect portrayed in the story? How is respect important to the plot? What characters illustrate respect? What characters demonstrate a lack of respect? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.
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