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 most valuable thing that Jemmy finds in Chapter 15?

2. What is Jemmy harder to catch than?

3. Who does Billy hit with the whip?

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

5. Jemmy is described as a what of the streets in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jemmy start collecting driftwood?

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Jemmy sure the king will not pay the ransom?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jemmy spends his life in the city sewers before he is turned into the prince's whipping boy. Write a response comparing and contrasting Jemmy's two lives. How is his life in the sewers similar to his life in the castle? How are those two parts of his life different? How does one affect or influence the other? How does Jemmy take knowledge from one situation to another? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

Essay Topic 3

Friendship is an underlying theme throughout the story. What friendships are present in the story? How do the friendships change as the story progresses? Why do some friendships falter as other friendships grow? What does friendship mean to the main characters in the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the response.

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