The Princess Bride Test | Final Test - Hard

William Goldman
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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 happens to Inigo when he runs into a billiards room at the castle?

2. Westley, Fezzik, and Inigo break into the castle just moments after what happens?

3. When Fezzik finds Vizzini dead, what does he do?

4. How is it that Westley feels no pain when the Prince tortures him?

5. As Fezzik and Inigo start to descend into the Zoo's second level, why is the Spaniard scared?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is the miracle pill defective?

2. How do Inigo, Fezzik, and Westley get past guards to reach the castle's gate?

3. Describe what Westley means when he tells Humperdinck they will not fight to the death, but instead will fight to the pain.

4. Describe Westley's first experiences at the Zoo of Death.

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

6. Summarize the deadly battle between Inigo Montoya and Count Rugen.

7. What is the significance of Buttercup's nightmares?

8. What happens after Inigo and Fezzik give Westley the miracle pill?

9. What do Fezzik and Inigo find at the first level of the Zoo of Death?

10. Goldman's father always ended the book with, "And they lived happily ever after." But Goldman says he has his own theories about what happens after the escape from the castle. What are they?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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