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

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Westley goes through several transformations in the story, taking on the roles of farm boy, pirate, and a mysterious man in black. Describe who he is during each major phase of his life. Include his goals, dreams, character traits, skills, outlook on life, and how others view him. What important lessons does he learn as a farm boy? As a pirate? As the man in black coming back to his true love? How has he grown by the end of the book?

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