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 taught Jemmy his way through the sewers?

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

3. Who is Jemmy?

4. What does Jemmy say the devil has on his shoes?

5. Where do the cutthroats live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jemmy get the outlaws to increase their ransom demand?

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

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

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

5. What does the outlaws' hut look like?

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

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

8. Who is the whipping boy?

9. What is Jemmy dreaming about in Chapter 1?

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

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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