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 tears at the boys' clothes in Chapter 14?

2. Of what are the doors of the castle's throne room made?

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

4. What does the prince pull out of the mud in Chapter 15?

5. What does Betsy think the Hot-Potato Man's horses need?

Short Essay Questions

1. What changes do the outlaws make in their ransom note delivery plan in Chapter 12?

2. What does the prince have to promise in order to keep Jemmy under his protection?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why does Jemmy start collecting driftwood?

10. Why does Jemmy hide in the pile of potatoes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

"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 3

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.

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