The Whipping Boy Test | Final Test - Hard

Sid Fleischman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What animal does Jemmy see when he is running through the forest?

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

4. What is the prince scared of in the sewers?

5. Why is Jemmy collecting driftwood?

Essay 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

Loyalty is an important theme in "The Whipping Boy." Write a response explaining how loyalty is portrayed in the story. What characters are loyal? What characters are not loyal? To what characters is loyalty important? How do a character's loyal actions or betrayals affect the story's plot? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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