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The Princess Bride Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

Compare and contrast the three men who kidnap Buttercup: Inigo, Fezzik, and Vizzini.

1. At a crucial point in the story, Westley replaces Vizzini. What makes Westley the better leader and team player?

2. Even though Inigo and Fezzik start out as enemies of Buttercup and Westley, the four end up good friends. At what point does friendship start to develop? What creates trust between these characters who initially distrust one another?

Draw parallels between Buttercup's tormenting nightmares and her nagging feelings that she's made terrible mistakes and doesn't deserve Westley's love. Use examples from Chapter Six.

Humor is used liberally throughout "The Princess Bride". Explain what makes humor an especially effective tool in describing Fezzik's and Inigo's venture into the ominous Zoo of Death.

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