The Princess Bride Test | Final 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. Who demands the gate key from Yellin as the three comrades try to enter the castle?

2. What animals do Inigo and Fezzik find at the first level of the Zoo?

3. What paralyzes Fezzik with fear in the Zoo's fourth level?

4. Why does Buttercup tell Humperdinck that if she must marry him, she will surely be dead by morning?

5. At what point does Rugen fully realize who Inigo is?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who defeats the King bats at the Zoo of Death?

3. What happens at the moment Buttercup is about to kill herself with a dagger?

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

5. What does Inigo do once he regains consciousness after his battle with the Man in Black?

6. Following her wedding to Humperdinck, what does Buttercup decide to do?

7. How do Buttercup and Westley escape the castle?

8. Describe what happens when Inigo and Fezzik reach the third level of the Zoo of Death.

9. What is the Machine?

10. In what way is the miracle pill defective?

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 William Goldman's relationship with his son, Jason, and with his father.

1. Which man appears to have a closer relationship with his son? Why?

2. Despite their flawed relationships, how do love and caring show through in the relationship between Goldman and his son? Between Goldman and his father?

3. How does "The Princess Bride" serve as a bridge between the three generations?

4. Are any of these individuals real, or are they merely additional characters in the story? Explain your reasoning.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why the actual author, William Goldman, creates a fictitious author, S. Morgenstern, for "The Princess Bride", trying to pass him off as the real author.

1. How does this narrative device present opportunities for Goldman to take creative liberties with the story?

2. What tools and techniques does the author use to make his premise of another author believable?

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