The Princess Bride Test | 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. When Fezzik's parents grow tired of other children beating up their son, what do they do?

2. When Buttercup falls into Snow Sand, she what?

3. When the Count and Countess stop at Buttercup's house, the Count wants to see Buttercup, and the Countess wants to see who?

4. Although the six-fingered man had promised to pay Inigo's father five hundred gold pieces for the custom-made item, in the end he's willing to pay no more than:

5. What happens to Fezzik in the middle of Greenland?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Buttercup try to escape her kidnappers?

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

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

5. Why does Buttercup leave Westley and go with Humperdinck outside the Fire Swamp?

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

7. Why does Buttercup grow jealous over the way the Countess stared at Westley?

8. Why does Westley decide to leave Buttercup and sail to America?

9. How does Buttercup regard her own appearance?

10. How does Fezzik feel when he sees the Man in Black approaching after his fight with Inigo?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several props are important in the story. Specify the significance of the following:

1. The six-finger sword.

2. The holocaust cloak.

3. The man in black's mask.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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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