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. With what punishment does the prince threaten the cutthroats?

2. What is moldy in Chapter 6?

3. How does Billy think the king will find them?

4. What does the prince ask Jemmy?

5. What does the prince call the animal the boys are riding?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Billy enjoy eating garlic?

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

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

4. Who do Jemmy and the prince meet in the forest after they get away from Cutwater in Chapter 14?

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

6. What is the prince carrying in the basket?

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

8. Who is the whipping boy?

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

10. Why does Jemmy dismiss himself from the prince's service?

Essay 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

There are several lessons learned by many of the characters in the book, particularly Prince Brat and Jemmy. Describe the lessons learned by the characters in the story. What lessons do the characters learn? How do those lessons affect the other characters in the story? How are those lessons similar to lessons the reader might learn from the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in your response.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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