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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Fezzik's parents grow tired of other children beating up their son, what do they do?
(a) Move into a cave.
(b) Teach him to fight.
(c) Talk to his teacher.
(d) Teach him to rhyme.

2. Who is William Goldman?
(a) The son of the book's author.
(b) The book's fictitious author.
(c) The father of the book's author.
(d) The book's author.

3. Discouraged because he can't find his father's murderer, Inigo starts to do what?
(a) Drink wine in excess.
(b) Pray at every church he sees.
(c) Train to become a spy.
(d) Become a menace to the villagers.

4. What happens to Westley's ship off the coast of America?
(a) It hits a rocky protrusion and sinks.
(b) It's attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts.
(c) It's stopped by the Coast Guard and sent back.
(d) It disappears in a hurricane.

5. Who or what is Prince Humperdinck's one true love?
(a) Buttercup.
(b) Hunting.
(c) Eating.
(d) The Countess.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author realize about the manner in which his relative shared the story with him?

2. Why is Westley leaving for America?

3. How many years does Inigo spend learning how to fence?

4. At the Cliffs of Insanity, who climbs the sheer cliff walls towards Buttercup and her abductors?

5. When Humperdinck demands that Buttercup marry him, he tells her that he doesn't want her love and will give her what?

Short Essay Questions

1. As future queen of Florin, how does Buttercup regard the people?

2. Who is the Dread Pirate Roberts?

3. Why does Goldman decide to abridge "The Princess Bride"?

4. What are the dynamics of the relationship between King Lotharon and Queen Bella?

5. How does the Man in Black reach the top of the Cliffs of Insanity after Vizzini cuts the rope?

6. What is Prince Humperdinck's demeanor as he pursues whoever kidnapped Buttercup?

7. What obstacles do Westley and Buttercup face in the Fire Swamp?

8. How does Buttercup try to escape her kidnappers?

9. Is there any love in the courtship between Buttercup and Humperdinck?

10. How do Vizzini, Fezzik, and Inigo come to kidnap Buttercup?

(see the answer keys)

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