How Well Do You Remember "The Princess Bride"?

By: J.P. Naomi
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
How Well Do You Remember "The Princess Bride"?
Image: Act III Communications/Buttercup Films/The Princess Bride Ltd.

About This Quiz

"When I was your age, television was called books." I wonder what the Internet was called! Let's take a trip to a land of pirates, princesses, counts, and kings. 

In 1973, author William Goldman released his classic novel, "The Princess Bride." The film follows a young woman, who after falling in love with a farm hand, is kidnapped by a group of criminals and must be reunited with her true love. This comedic love story would go on to be adapted to film.

Under the direction of Andrew Scheinman and Rob Reiner, "The Princess Bride" was adapted to film in 1987 and starred Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, and Mandy Patinkin. While the film didn't outshine at the box office, it gained a major following, which is why you're here! The Library of Congress wasn't the only one to recognize how significant this film was!

With characters like Westley, Buttercup, and Inigo Montoya, how could you forget the adventure of this fairy tale? While remembering the characters is easy, only a real fan could remember the quotes. Can you?

What three words was Westley constantly repeating to Buttercup? What did Inigo Montoya have to say to Count Rugen? "The Princess Bride's" Miracle Max traded in what meat in the classic BLT? 

Young Fred Savage had the story read to him, but you watched the magic come alive on screen. How well were you paying attention? Prove that you're ready to beat Inigo, Vizzini, and Fezzik. Are you dying for us to let you get to this quiz?

As you wish.

"Good Night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely _________________."
See you next week
Kill you in the morning
Stay up all night
Eat breakfast without you tomorrow
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Cary Elwes was born Ivan Simon Cary Elwes on October 26, 1962 in Westminster, London, England. He is married to Lisa Marie Kurbikoff.

"Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! ____________!"
Shame on you
Prepare to die
What were you thinking
I shall not forgive
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Inigo repeats this line as he kills Count Rugen. He finishes with, "I want my father back, you son of a b*&^*!"

"’ve always been so kind to me, and I’ll never see you again, because _________."
I'm terminally ill
I’m killing myself as soon as we reach the bridal suite
I don't really like you
I'm leaving town
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Buttercup speaks this line to the King after she kisses him and he says, "What was that for?"


"Have fun ____________."
Dancin' around
Stormin' da castle
Changin' your table
Fightin' the sword
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Miracle Max and Valerie are responsible for this memorable line. "The Princess Bride" was directed by Rob Reiner.

"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a ________, mine would be a universe of beaches."
Pinch of salt
Grain of sand
Sweet like honey
Horse and carriage
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Actor Peter Falk plays the role of "Grandpa" and "Narrator" in "The Princess Bride." Falk died of pneumonia at the age of 83 in 2011.

"Never go against a _________ when his death is on the line!"
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Vizzini shares this classic blunder along with 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia". He follows these up with hearty laughs, "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!"


"I just work for Vizzini to pay the bills. There's not a lot of money in __________."
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"The Princess Bride" was based on the 1973 fantasy romance novel by the same title. It was written by William Goldman.

"With all dead, there's usually one thing you can do...__________________."
Pray for his soul
Go through his clothes and look for loose change
Attend daily church and ask for forgiveness
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Mircale Max says this to Inigo Montoya. Inigo was portrayed by actor Mandy Patinkin.

"___________ didn’t reach his destination. His ship was attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who never left captives alive."
Count Rugen
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Grandpa continues, "When Buttercup got the news that Westley was murdered..." The Grandson interrupts, "Murdered by pirates is good."


"He didn't fall? __________"
No way!
I don't believe it!
Surely he did!
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Inigo Montoya reminds Vizzini that he keeps using the word 'inconceivable' and that it may not actually mean what he thinks it means!

"When I was your age, television was called __________."
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Grandpa speaks this line to the Grandson who is confused by the concept of a book. He continues: "And this is a special book. It was the book my father used to read to me when I was sick, and I used to read it to your father. And today I'm gonna read it to you."

"They're _________. Do we have to read the kissing parts?"
On their way
Kissing again
Judging me
Making me blush
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The grandson isn't too keen on the kissing parts! The grandson was portrayed by actor Fred Savage!


"No more rhymes now, I mean it." "Anybody want a _________?"
Big foot
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Inigo and Fezzik are speaking in rhymes, much to the irritation of Vizzini. Vizzini tries to put a stop to it but Fezzik gets in one last rhyme.

"Grandpa, maybe you could come over and ____________."
Play catch with me
Teach me marbles
Tell me the story
Read it again to me tomorrow
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And Grandpa replied to his Grandson, "As you wish." The End!

Miracle Max proclaims, "Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice ____________."
Pour of whiskey
MLT - Mutton, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
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Miracle Max is portrayed by actor and comedian Billy Crystal. Crystal was born on March 14, 1948 in Long Beach, Long Island, New York.


"Get some rest. If you haven't got ____________, then you haven't got anything."
Your sleep
Your health
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Count Rugen offers this advice to Prince Humperdinck. The Prince is portrayed by actor Chris Sarandon.

"The Pit of Despair! Don't even think... don't even think about ______."
Doing that
Trying to escape
Leaving here
Pointing that sword at me
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The Albino, with a raspy voice, speaks this famous line. He was portrayed by actor Mel Smith.

"I just want you to feel you’re doing well. I hate for people to die ____________."
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Fezzik, who speaks this line, is portrayed by Andre the Giant. Andre died in 1993 at the age of 46 in Paris, France.


"The _______ coating makes it go down easier. But you have to wait fifteen minutes for full potency.
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Valerie speaks this line. She is portrayed by actress Carol Kane.

"Finish him, your way." "My way's not very ___________."
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Vizzini tells Fezzik to "Pick up one of those rocks, get behind a boulder, in a few minutes the man in black will come running around the bend, the minute his head is in view, hit it with the rock."

"Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; ___________."
Please help
I'm swamped
Oh my
How will I get everything done?
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Prince Humperdinck is reviewing his to-do list with Count Rugen. Count Rugen was portrayed by actor Christopher Guest.


"You seem a __________ fellow. I hate to kill you."
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Inigo says this to the man in black who responds, "You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die."

"Love is many things none of them __________."
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The screenplay of "The Princess Bride" was written by William Goldman. It was produced by Andrew Scheinman and Rob Reiner.

"I wasn't finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye _____________."
Followed by your left ear
Followed by your tongue
Followed by your right
because the left eye sees best
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Westley speaks the order in which various body parts will be removed to Prince Humperdinck.


"I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of _________."
Fame and fortune
Large women
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The man in black speaks this famous line from "The Princess Bride. The film had a running time of 98 minutes.

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is ______________."
Selling something
Fooling themselves
Too tired to speak
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The man in black speaks this like to Buttercup. "The Princess Bride" was released on September 25, 1987, and grossed more than $30 million at the box office.

"Bow to the Queen of ______, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo."
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The Ancient Booer began this quote by saying, " Your true love lives. And you marry another. True Love saved her in the Fire Swamp, and she treated it like garbage...."


"Never get involved in a land war in ________."
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This quote was spoken by Vizzini. He was portrayed by actor Wallace Shawn in "The Princess Bride."

"We face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, _____ against _____ alone."
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Fezzik speaks this line to the man in black who replies, "You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?"

"We are men of ________, lies do not become us."
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Westley speaks this line. He is portrayed by actor Cary Elwes.


"Just because you're __________, it's made you conceited."
Beautiful and perfect
Smart and witty
Strong and winning
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"The Princess Bride" is rated number 50 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies." It is also listed as number 88 on "The American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Passions" list.

"I'll tell you the truth and _____________."
You sing me a song
All you tell me are lies
It's up to you to live with it
Then you'll see what happens
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Director Rob Reiner is also known for his work as director of "When Harry Met Sally," "A Few Good Men," "The American President," and "Misery."

Prince Humperdinck says, "Please consider me as an alternative to ______."
The Princess Bride
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"The Princess Bride" was portrayed by actress Robin Wright. Wright was born in Dallas in 1966.


"Life isn't fair, _______________, that's all."
You just think it is
It just feels that way
It's just fairer than death
It just doesn't last long
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"The Princess Bride" was made with a $16 million budget. It was distributed in North America by 20th Century Fox.

"True love is the best thing in the world, except for __________."
Cough drops
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Another one of William Goldman's novels which was adapted for film was a thrilled called "Marathon Man." The film was released in 1976.

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