The Whipping Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Sid Fleischman
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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 prince pull out of the mud in Chapter 15?

2. Where is the prince going at the beginning of Chapter 20?

3. What does Jemmy say the prince has for brains?

4. What does Jemmy think is his vehicle for escape in Chapter 12?

5. What does the prince swear to do in Chapter 20?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

"The Whipping Boy" takes place during the medieval times, including elements like castles, kings, princes, and other era-appropriate images in the setting. Write a response explaining the importance of the time period and setting on the story. What elements of the story exist merely because the story takes place during this time period? How is the time period important to the story? How are the various settings important to the story's development?

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

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.

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