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. What reward do the cutthroats want?

2. What do the boys take from the castle stable?

3. What type of stockings does Jemmy wear?

4. What kind of tracks does the tutor compare the prince's knowledge to?

5. The cutthroats ask the prince to do something that he cannot. What is that something?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jemmy tell the outlaws he is writing in the ransom note?

2. What does the price command Jemmy to do when they are lost?

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

4. Why is the prince angry with Jemmy in Chapter 7?

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

6. Why does the prince appear in Jemmy's room in Chapter 3?

7. Who pulls the prince from the horse and then grabs Jemmy in Chapter 5?

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

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

10. What does Jemmy think about when he gets off the horse in the fog?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Prince Brat and Jemmy's relationship is hostile at the beginning of the book and through much of the main action of the story. Write a response explaining how the story would be different if Jemmy and the prince had gotten along and been friends to begin the story. Would the story's events have happened the same way? What would have been different in the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The relationship and interactions between Prince Brat and Jemmy are central to the story. Describe Jemmy and Prince Brat's relationship at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. How does their relationship change, evolve, and grow throughout the course of the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

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