The Princess Bride Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

William Goldman
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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 happens to Westley's ship off the coast of America?

2. While the author's family was in New York, where was he?

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

4. How long does it take Inigo's father to create the special item requested by the six-fingered man?

5. How does young Buttercup like spending most of her time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Prince Humperdinck's personality and physical attributes.

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

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

4. What does the author say is the outcome of his father reading "The Princess Bride" to him?

5. Does the author's account of his father reading "The Princess Bride" seem credible to him?

6. Why does the six-fingered man kill Domingo Montoya?

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

8. Describe Inigo's childhood.

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

10. How does Buttercup realize that the Man in Black is Westley?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the father-son relationship between Inigo and his father, and between the author and his father. How do love and loyalty show through in both relationships?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the relationship between Fezzik and Waverly. What brings these two characters together? What forges their strong bond?

Essay Topic 3

Westley leaves Buttercup to try to create a better life for the two of them, but his departure leads to devastating results. Later, Buttercup leaves Westley to save him, but her actions lead to major problems for both of them. Discuss the author's implication that, despite their good intentions, these characters should not be apart and would be better off sticking together through difficult times.

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