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. How does Inigo fight off the menaces of the Zoo's fourth level?

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

3. When Buttercup apologizes to Westley for getting married, what does he reply?

4. What is Inigo's initial reaction when the Count turns and runs away from him?

5. Yellin, who works for the Prince, is in charge of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the Machine?

5. How do Buttercup and Westley escape the castle?

6. How do Inigo, Westley, and Fezzik gain access to the key that grants them entry into the castle?

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

8. How does Inigo know that the piercing scream heard across the land emanated from the Man in Black?

9. In what way is the miracle pill defective?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Westley leaves Buttercup to try to create a better life for the two of them, but his departure leads to devastating results. Later, Buttercup leaves Westley to save him, but her actions lead to major problems for both of them. Discuss the author's implication that, despite their good intentions, these characters should not be apart and would be better off sticking together through difficult times.

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

Every fairytale has a moral, even a satirical story. What would you say is the primary moral of "The Princess Bride"?

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