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. In what does Jemmy hide in Chapter 16?

2. What is the most valuable thing that Jemmy finds in Chapter 15?

3. Why does the prince say he is following Jemmy in Chapter 19?

4. What does Billy say he will shake out of the prince?

5. What is the young woman in the forest carrying in Chapter 14?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Jemmy start collecting driftwood?

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

6. Why do the outlaws whip Prince Brat?

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

8. Why does Jemmy run to the sewers at the beginning of Chapter 19?

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

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

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

Courage is one of the story's themes. Write a response exploring the idea of courage in the story. What characters embody the idea of courage? How do the characters show courage? How does a character's courage affect the plot? What does it mean to the characters to be courageous? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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