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 is the name of the young girl in the forest?

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

3. What does Jemmy put on his head in Chapter 16?

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

5. What does the Hot-Potato Man offer the boys in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the outlaws whip Prince Brat?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why does Petunia attack the outlaws?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Prince Brat is a nickname for Prince Horace. Write a response exploring the prince's nickname. Why do people refer to him as Prince Brat? Explain what he does to deserve that nickname. How does the prince react when he learns people call him Prince Brat? How does this nickname affect the prince's character? Be sure to use specific examples in the response.

Essay Topic 2

The author uses the literary technique of foreshadowing to help the reader predict certain events to come in the story. Explain how the author uses foreshadowing in the story. What specific instances illustrate the foreshadowing technique? What later events do these events foreshadow? How does the use of foreshadowing help the reader understand the story?

Essay Topic 3

The relationship and interactions between Prince Brat and Jemmy are central to the story. Describe Jemmy and Prince Brat's relationship at the beginning, middle, and end of the story. How does their relationship change, evolve, and grow throughout the course of the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

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