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 does the prince call the outlaws?

2. What name do the boys hear being called in Chapter 14?

3. Jemmy describes picking up trash to the prince as what?

4. What does the king give Betsy and the Hot-Potato Man?

5. What is the name of the young girl in the forest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Jemmy relieved to finally reach the city streets in Chapter 18?

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

3. Why does Jemmy start collecting driftwood?

4. Why does Jemmy run out of the outlaws' hut?

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

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

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

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

9. Why do the boys want to stay out of the left side of the sewers?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 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.

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