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. Why does Inigo reason that the Man in Black is somewhere in Florin City?

2. When Yellin refuses to give up the gate key, Fezzik threatens to do what?

3. What happens to Fezzik in the castle while he's searching for Westley?

4. After Fezzik's and Inigo's reunion, how does the giant help the Spaniard?

5. How does Fezzik get rid of the noisy brute who's trying to trick Inigo?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. In what way is the miracle pill defective?

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

6. To pacify Buttercup, what false offer does Humperdinck make regarding Westley and his pirate ship?

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

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

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

10. Describe what happens when Inigo and Fezzik reach the third 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

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

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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