The Whipping Boy Test | Final 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 comes after the outlaws in Chapter 17?

2. What does Jemmy ask the girl in the forest?

3. What does Billy put in the linen sack?

4. To what animal is Jemmy's running compared in Chapter 13?

5. By what part of the body do the outlaws hold onto the boys in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the outlaws think the prince is refusing to deliver the ransom note?

2. Why does the prince refuse to deliver the ransom note?

3. What does the prince do when he meets Smudge in the city?

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

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

6. Why does Petunia attack the outlaws?

7. How does the prince feel about the boys' adventure in the forest?

8. Why does Jemmy have to return to the castle?

9. Why does Jemmy ask the prince if he can fend for himself in Chapter 15?

10. Why does Prince Brat not yell and holler when he is getting whipped?

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

The two outlaws, Hold-Your-Nose Billy and Cutwater, are central to the story's plot. Write a response describing the two outlaws in both physical appearance and personality. What effect do the outlaws have on the story? How do the outlaws' personalities affect the other characters in the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in your 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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