Fencing Quiz

"The Princess Bride," is a movie many people find fun to watch. It is also the inspiration for some people to learn more about fencing.

Inigo Montoya: [Both characters are engaged in a sword fight] You are using Bonetti's Defense against me, ah?

Man in Black: I thought it fitting considering the rocky terrain.

Inigo Montoya: Naturally, you must suspect me to attack with Capa Ferro?

Man in Black: Naturally... but I find that Thibault cancels out Capa Ferro. Don't you?

Inigo Montoya: Unless the enemy has studied his Agrippa... which I have.

Greetings my fellow fencers,

The above dialogue is likely very well known to you. For many fencers (and other Scadians for that matter,) “The Princess Bride,” is a movie that can be quoted off the cuff. For you new-ish fencers (authorized less than three years,) each of the fencing masters above are for real and are able to be researched. Did you know that?

So here is the challenge for you then.

Find each of the fencing masters named above and/or the specific technique(s) mentioned above. Answer and/or fill in the questions/blanks below.

Who are the fencing masters mentioned above? (Bonus points for correcting any mis-spellings of a name, (if any,) from above.)

A._________________________ B.____________________________

C._________________________ D.____________________________

Okay, you’ve named them so for below keep whoever you wrote in for each letter above the same to make it easier on you. EG Person in Blank “A” above is the same person for blank “A” below.

Regarding A:____________________________ :

What is their full name? _________________________________________________

What year were they born? ______________

What year did they die?________________

What, if any, material did they write regarding fencing? __________________________

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Did they have any patrons? ___________

If so, who? ________________________________________________________

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Where were they born and/or thought to be born? _____________________________

Where did they live? ___________________________________________________

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Where did they teach as a sword master? ___________________________________

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What loose “school” affiliation did they have? (circle one) FRENCH ENGLISH

SPANISH DUTCH ITALIAN GERMAN OTHER:____________

What specific affiliation did they have? Their master: ______________________

Students of theirs that became Masters: _________________________

Name of the School they founded and/or participated in:________________________

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What, if any, major contributions to the world of fencing did they contribute? _______

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Based on what you have learned, do you think that the dialogue from the Princess Bride had it right in context? __________________________________________________________________

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Regarding B:____________________________ :

What is their full name? _________________________________________________

What year were they born? ______________

What year did they die?________________

What, if any, material did they write regarding fencing? __________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Did they have any patrons? ___________

If so, who? ________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Where were they born and/or thought to be born? _____________________________

Where did they live? ___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Where did they teach as a sword master? ___________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

What loose “school” affiliation did they have? (circle one) FRENCH ENGLISH

SPANISH DUTCH ITALIAN GERMAN OTHER:____________

What specific affiliation did they have? Their master: ______________________

Students of theirs that became Masters: _________________________

Name of the School they founded and/or participated in:________________________

__________________________________________________________________

What, if any, major contributions to the world of fencing did they contribute? _______

___________________________________________________________________

Based on what you have learned, do you think that the dialogue from the Princess Bride had it right in context? __________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Regarding C:____________________________ :

What is their full name? _________________________________________________

What year were they born? ______________

What year did they die?________________

What, if any, material did they write regarding fencing? __________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Did they have any patrons? ___________

If so, who? ________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Where were they born and/or thought to be born? _____________________________

Where did they live? ___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Where did they teach as a sword master? ___________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

What loose “school” affiliation did they have? (circle one) FRENCH ENGLISH

SPANISH DUTCH ITALIAN GERMAN OTHER:____________

What specific affiliation did they have? Their master: ______________________

Students of theirs that became Masters: _________________________

Name of the School they founded and/or participated in:________________________

__________________________________________________________________

What, if any, major contributions to the world of fencing did they contribute? _______

___________________________________________________________________

Based on what you have learned, do you think that the dialogue from the Princess Bride had it right in context? __________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Regarding D:____________________________ :

What is their full name? _________________________________________________

What year were they born? ______________

What year did they die?________________

What, if any, material did they write regarding fencing? __________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Did they have any patrons? ___________

If so, who? ________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Where were they born and/or thought to be born? _____________________________

Where did they live? ___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

Where did they teach as a sword master? ___________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

What loose “school” affiliation did they have? (circle one) FRENCH ENGLISH

SPANISH DUTCH ITALIAN GERMAN OTHER:____________

What specific affiliation did they have? Their master: ______________________

Students of theirs that became Masters: _________________________

Name of the School they founded and/or participated in:________________________

__________________________________________________________________

What, if any, major contributions to the world of fencing did they contribute? _______

___________________________________________________________________

Based on what you have learned, do you think that the dialogue from the Princess Bride had it right in context? __________________________________________________________________

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