The Whipping Boy Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Sid Fleischman
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. What does the prince put in the moat?

3. How thin is Cutwater described?

4. What is laying hands on a price worse than?

5. Jemmy remembers Billy as what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do the outlaws think the prince is refusing to deliver the ransom note?

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

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

5. What are some of the pranks the prince has played on people at the castle?

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

7. Why does the prince refuse to deliver the ransom note?

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

9. What does the outlaws' hut look like?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"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?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship is an underlying theme throughout the story. What friendships are present in the story? How do the friendships change as the story progresses? Why do some friendships falter as other friendships grow? What does friendship mean to the main characters in the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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