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 are "creepy things," according to Jemmy?

2. What does Jemmy add to the reward?

3. Where does Jemmy think about hiding in Chapter 4?

4. With what does Jemmy think the Prince will have him charged?

5. The prince would rather eat what than the food that is given to him in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

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

3. What do the outlaws feed the boys?

4. What does Cutwater have in his chest?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

"The Whipping Boy" takes place during the medieval times, including elements like castles, kings, princes, and other era-appropriate images in the setting. Write a response explaining the importance of the time period and setting on the story. What elements of the story exist merely because the story takes place during this time period? How is the time period important to the story? How are the various settings important to the story's development?

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