The Princess Bride Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Whenever Dread Pirate Roberts' ship is passed down to a successor, what happens?

2. How many levels is the Zoo of Death composed of?

3. Short and stocky, Prince Humperdinck walks like a what?

4. What do Fezzik's parents die from in Mongolia?

5. How old is Buttercup when she is introduced to the people of Florin City?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Buttercup and Westley escape the castle?

2. In the last chapter, what do we learn about Inigo's long-lost love?

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

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

5. What does Inigo do once he regains consciousness after his battle with the Man in Black?

6. In what way is the miracle pill defective?

7. What happens to Fezzik after he awakens following his battle with the Man in Black?

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

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

10. What is the outcome of the sword fight between Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The author creates a land filled with danger and enchantment, and his unique settings help bring this fairytale world to life. Describe the setting of each of the following, and explain what gives each place a fantasy-like quality:

1. The Cliffs of Insanity.

2. The Fire Swamp.

3. One Tree Island.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Westley with Prince Humperdinck. What makes the pirate the "good guy"? What makes the prince the "bad guy"? How does the author use these two characters to turn traditional fairy tales upside down? What makes this book a satire under the pretense of being a fairy tale?

Essay Topic 3

Unlikely friendships develop as the plot thickens. Discuss how unlikely alliances are shaped based on the following:

1. Personal need.

2. Mutual respect or admiration.

3. Genuine, selfless love.

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