Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - The Princess Bride
1. Does the author's account of his father reading "The Princess Bride" seem credible to him?
2. What does the author say is the outcome of his father reading "The Princess Bride" to him?
3. How does Goldman try to connect with his son, Jason, through "The Princess Bride"?
4. Why does Goldman decide to abridge "The Princess Bride"?
Short Essay Question - Chapter One, The Bride
5. How does Buttercup regard her own appearance?
6. Whenever the farm boy says "As you wish",...
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