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. Why does Fezzik burst into the fourth level of the Zoo without first scoping out the area?

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

3. What does Buttercup realize when she talks to the Prince the night before their wedding?

4. Why does Max finally agree to bring Westley back to life?

5. How do Buttercup, Westley, Fezzik, and Inigo get past Yellin and the Brute Squad?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when Count Rugen and several armed men find Westley, Inigo, and Fezzik inside the castle?

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

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

5. What happens after Inigo and Fezzik find the Man in Black at the Zoo of Death?

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

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

8. What is the Machine?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Several props are important in the story. Specify the significance of the following:

1. The six-finger sword.

2. The holocaust cloak.

3. The man in black's mask.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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