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 Jemmy call the prince in Chapter 1?

2. What fights with rats in Jemmy's town?

3. To what is the night moon and how it lights the way compared to in Chapter 4?

4. Who receives punishment for the prince?

5. Where do the boys have to sleep in Chapter 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the outlaws think that Jemmy is really the prince?

2. Who do the outlaws decide to send with the ransom note?

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

4. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

5. When can Jemmy always count on a whipping?

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

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

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

9. What do the outlaws feed the boys?

10. Why does Jemmy suggest the outlaws send the crown with the note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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