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. What is the name of Inigo Montoya's father?

2. When Fezzik fights professionally, he usually is what?

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

4. What happens to Westley's ship off the coast of America?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does the Man in Black reach the top of the Cliffs of Insanity after Vizzini cuts the rope?

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

6. Who is the Dread Pirate Roberts?

7. Describe Fezzik's childhood.

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

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

10. How does Goldman try to connect with his son, Jason, through "The Princess Bride"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze what messages the author is trying to convey about placing exaggerated importance on appearances. Using specific examples from the story, determine what the author considers superfluous and what he regards as real.

Essay Topic 3

In Florin's world of tragedy, betrayal, revenge, and other harsh realities, one thing remains pure and worth making sacrifices for: the ongoing love between Westley and Buttercup.

1. Explain how the love between these two characters serves as a tool to keep the reader's hope and interest level alive even in the midst of the most hopeless situations that the book's various characters find themselves in.

2. How does the love shared between Westley and Buttercup help advance the plot line?

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