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 do the cutthroats think Jemmy is?

2. What does Jemmy call the prince at the end of Chapter 7?

3. What does Billy want to sharpen?

4. Who is Jemmy?

5. What does Billy say gets lost in the forest?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the reasoning for the prince's decision in Chapter 3?

3. Why does the prince choose Jemmy to join him?

4. How does Jemmy sign the ransom note?

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

6. Who is the whipping boy?

7. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

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

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

10. How do the outlaws decide who will write the ransom note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses multiple similes and metaphors as descriptors for both characters and certain situations. Choose three similes and three metaphors used in the book. Identify and explain how these metaphors and similes describe the character or event. How are similes and metaphors useful? With what information do these techniques provide the reader? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Respect is an important idea in the story. Write a response exploring the idea of respect. How is respect portrayed in the story? How is respect important to the plot? What characters illustrate respect? What characters demonstrate a lack of respect? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The two outlaws, Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater, are central to the story's plot. Write a response describing the two outlaws in both physical appearance and personality. What effect do the outlaws have on the story? How do the outlaws' personalities affect the other characters in the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in your response.

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