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. Alone and defeated, where does Inigo go after he recalls the advice of Vizzini?

2. What does Fezzik do when he can't find the Spaniard?

3. When Inigo and Fezzik take the Man in Black to Miracle Max, Inigo tries to make up a story. Max says what?

4. Max doesn't get the formula right for the miracle pill, which means what?

5. When Buttercup has a nightmare about her own birth, what does the midwife say in her dream?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. After his reunion with Fezzik, why does Inigo want to find the Man in Black?

8. What happens when Buttercup realizes that Humperdinck never sent out his four fastest ships to search for Westley?

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

10. How are Inigo and Fezzik reunited after the death of Vizzini?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the following elements add levels of detail and intrigue to the story:

1. Humperdinck's and Buttercup's impending wedding.

2. The prince's penchant for hunting.

3. The prince's plot to kill his bride.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast Westley with Prince Humperdinck. What makes the pirate the "good guy"? What makes the prince the "bad guy"? How does the author use these two characters to turn traditional fairy tales upside down? What makes this book a satire under the pretense of being a fairy tale?

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