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. How does Billy think the king will find them?

2. In Chapter 10, how does Billy think people will identify him?

3. Jemmy compares the outlaws to what animal in Chapter 10?

4. What can the cutthroats not do?

5. What kind of tarts are in the basket?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the whipping boy?

2. Why does the prince refuse to do his lessons?

3. Why is the prince unhappy with Jemmy in Chapter 1?

4. Why is Jemmy excited to receive a whipping at lessons the first day following the king's feast?

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

6. How do the boys get lost in the forest?

7. How do the outlaws decide to prove the ransom note is real?

8. What is the reasoning for the prince's decision in Chapter 3?

9. What does Jemmy suggest when Billy rejects his first idea of how to deliver the ransom note?

10. Who do the outlaws decide to send with the ransom note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Each chapter in "The Whipping Boy" has a different title that reflects the events of that specific chapter. Choose three chapter titles and explain how each title is appropriate for that chapter's events. How does the chapter's title tell the reader what might happen without giving too much information? For each chapter chosen, write an alternate chapter that explains the events without providing too much information.

Essay Topic 3

There are several lessons learned by many of the characters in the book, particularly Prince Brat and Jemmy. Describe the lessons learned by the characters in the story. What lessons do the characters learn? How do those lessons affect the other characters in the story? How are those lessons similar to lessons the reader might learn from the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in your response.

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