The Whipping Boy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sid Fleischman
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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. Who is Master Peckwith?

2. How does the prince react to Jemmy's actions in Chapter 8?

3. How many whacks does the king command in Chapter 1?

4. What can the prince not do?

5. Who is Jemmy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jemmy not want the prince to reveal his identity?

2. What does the outlaws' hut look like?

3. What do the cutthroats want from the prince and Jemmy?

4. Why is the prince known as Prince Brat?

5. How do the outlaws decide who will write the ransom note?

6. What is Cutwater's concern about the ransom note in Chapter 9?

7. Why does Jemmy want to hide in the sewers?

8. Who is the whipping boy?

9. What happens over the year at the prince's lessons?

10. What does the prince do while Jemmy writes the ransom note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jemmy spends his life in the city sewers before he is turned into the prince's whipping boy. Write a response comparing and contrasting Jemmy's two lives. How is his life in the sewers similar to his life in the castle? How are those two parts of his life different? How does one affect or influence the other? How does Jemmy take knowledge from one situation to another? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses multiple similes and metaphors as descriptors for both characters and certain situations. Choose three similes and three metaphors used in the book. Identify and explain how these metaphors and similes describe the character or event. How are similes and metaphors useful? With what information do these techniques provide the reader? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The author uses irony as a literary element to further develop the story. Write a response explaining the use of irony in the story. What is irony? How does the author use irony in the story? What events are ironic? How are these events ironic? How do these ironic events further the plot's development? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

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