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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the king give Betsy and the Hot-Potato Man?
2. To what animal is Jemmy's running compared in Chapter 13?
3. What animal does Jemmy see when he is running through the forest?
4. Of what are the doors of the castle's throne room made?
5. What does Jemmy think is his vehicle for escape in Chapter 12?
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
Each chapter in "The Whipping Boy" has a different title that reflects the events of that specific chapter. Choose three chapter titles and explain how each title is appropriate for that chapter's events. How does the chapter's title tell the reader what might happen without giving too much information? For each chapter chosen, write an alternate chapter that explains the events without providing too much information.
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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