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 type of stockings does Jemmy wear?

2. What is the last thing the cutthroats lift out of the basket?

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

4. Who grabs the prince at the end of Chapter 4?

5. What does Cutwater find in a stolen coat pocket?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

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

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

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

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

6. How does the prince react to the breakfast the outlaws offer him?

7. What is Jemmy dreaming about in Chapter 1?

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

9. What does the king's crest on the horse's saddle cause the outlaws to think?

10. Why is Jemmy sure the king will not pay the ransom?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prince Brat and Jemmy both discuss their relationships with their fathers. Describe both Prince Brat's and Jemmy's relationships with their fathers. How are the relationships similar? How are the relationships the different? How do these father/son relationships influence the prince and Jemmy? How do the relationships affect the story's plot?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses the literary technique of foreshadowing to help the reader predict certain events to come in the story. Explain how the author uses foreshadowing in the story. What specific instances illustrate the foreshadowing technique? What later events do these events foreshadow? How does the use of foreshadowing help the reader understand the story?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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