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 does Billy's breath smell like?

2. What does the prince sit on in Chapter 8?

3. What is the prince's nickname?

4. What is hanging from the rafters at the cutthroats' living quarters?

5. What do the boys take from the castle stable?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

4. Why does Billy hesitate in sending the prince (who he thinks is the whipping boy) to deliver the ransom note?

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

6. What does the outlaws' hut look like?

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

8. What do the outlaws feed the boys?

9. Why is the prince known as Prince Brat?

10. Why are the outlaws excited to find the prince's crown?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The whipping boy is central to the story, earning the title of the book. Write a response exploring the idea of a whipping boy. What is a whipping boy? How is a whipping boy used? What is expected of the whipping boy? How is the role of the whipping boy important to the plot's development? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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