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. Jemmy tells the prince to say he went where?

2. Who follows Jemmy running out of the hut in Chapter 13?

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

4. What does the prince tell Hot-Potato Man to do with Jemmy?

5. What has the prince never been allowed to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Petunia attack the outlaws?

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

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

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

10. Why do the outlaws think the prince is refusing to deliver the ransom note?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses multiple similes and metaphors as descriptors for both characters and certain situations. Choose three similes and three metaphors used in the book. Identify and explain how these metaphors and similes describe the character or event. How are similes and metaphors useful? With what information do these techniques provide the reader? Be sure to use specific examples from the story in the 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

Trust is a key theme in the story. Write a response exploring the theme of trust. How is trust portrayed in the story? What characters are trustworthy? What characters cannot be trusted? How does the trust between characters change and evolve throughout the story? Be sure to use specific examples from the text in the response.

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