The Whipping Boy: Summary & Characters


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Who wrote The Whipping Boy?

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1. What is the whipping boy's job?

2. Before Jemmy became the whipping boy, he _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Whipping Boy takes place long ago in the time of monarchies and powdered wigs. This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of this book with questions regarding the heroes, villains, and the author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you determine your knowledge about The Whipping Boy, including questions on the following:

  • Jemmy's previous job
  • The book's author
  • Duties as a whipping boy
  • How Jemmy convinces the villains that he's actually the prince
  • The villains' fate
  • How the prince surprises Jemmy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Whipping Boy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the author of the book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jemmy's ploy against the villains

Additional Learning

Be sure to take a look at the lesson titled The Whipping Boy: Summary & Characters. This lesson further details the story, including:

  • The Prince and Jemmy's capture
  • Jemmy's plan of escape
  • Other characters, like Betsy and Captain Harry Nips