The Most Dangerous Game & Plot And Lit Elements

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  • 1. 
    What character qualities are revealed by Rainsford's struggle after falling overboard?
    • A. 

      His passion for hunting

    • B. 

      His strength and will to survive

    • C. 

      His ability to reason and deduce

  • 2. 
    What does Zaroff fear?
    • A. 

      That he will go to pieces if hunting no longer fascinates him.

    • B. 

      That Ivan will somehow help the sailors to revolt.

    • C. 

      That Rainsford will not be a challenge.

  • 3. 
    Why wouldn't the general be concerned that Rainsford does not commit to remain silent about the island?
    • A. 

      The general is confident in his own abilities to hunt and kill, and therefore Rainsford will be dead.

    • B. 

      The general knows he will eventually convince Rainsford to keep quiet.

    • C. 

      The general has no telephone and knows that Rainsford will be locked in the cellar forever.

  • 4. 
    How does Rainsford's attitude toward the superstition surrounding Skip-Trap Island foreshadow events to come?
    • A. 

      This attitude foreshadows events in which he learns that sailors know more than the average passenger.

    • B. 

      This attitude foreshadows event in which he learns how to listen to others.

    • C. 

      This attitude foreshadows event in which he learns a lesson in humility.

  • 5. 
    What does Rainsford deduct after examining the jungle upon arrival?
    • A. 

      A hunter had wounded a large animal and finished it off.

    • B. 

      He was in a safe place.

    • C. 

      A man had been killed in the jungle.

    • D. 

      A large animal had barely escaped the hunt.

  • 6. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      A. Cars danced across the icy road.

    • B. 

      B. The cars were sliding because the road was icy.

  • 7. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      A. The full moon guided me through the dark streets.

    • B. 

      B. The light of the full moon made the dark streets shine.

  • 8. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      A. The wind whispered a lullaby to me as I fell asleep.

    • B. 

      B. The wind blew as I fell asleep.

  • 9. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      A. My cheeks got wet as the rain fell.

    • B. 

      B. The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell from the sky.

  • 10. 
    Choose which one is an example of personification.
    • A. 

      A. The time flew, and before I knew it school was over for the day.

    • B. 

      B. The time passed very quickly and before I knew it school was over for the day.

  • 11. 
    When Rainsford is hiding in the tree why is he filled with terror when the general smiles and turns back?
    • A. 

      The general is playing cat and mouse - and Rainsford is the mouse

    • B. 

      Rainsford is going to have face the quicksand.

    • C. 

      The general is beginning to look more and more like Ivan.

    • D. 

      The general will be bringing reinforcements.

  • 12. 
    General Zaroff comes to his island after
    • A. 

      Swimming to it when his ship sank

    • B. 

      Being stranded on it by his crew

    • C. 

      Buying is in order to build his Chateau there

    • D. 

      Inheriting it from his father

  • 13. 
    Rainsford comes to the island because he -
    • A. 

      Swims to it after accidentally falling overboard

    • B. 

      Wishes to write and article about Zaroff

    • C. 

      Wants to prove that Zaroff can't successfully hunt him

    • D. 

      Wants to bring evil Zaroff to justice

  • 14. 
    What is Zaroff's main reason for preferring to hunt human beings rather than animals?
    • A. 

      There is no other big game on his island.

    • B. 

      He doesn't like to kill innocent creatures.

    • C. 

      He hates humanity and wants to take revenge against it.

    • D. 

      Hunting men is more of a challenge than hunting beasts.

  • 15. 
    Zaroof especially welcomes Rainsford because he generally -
    • A. 

      Is glad to meet another expert hunter

    • B. 

      Wants news about the outside world

    • C. 

      Has no other humans on the island to hunt

    • D. 

      Wishes to share his secret with the world

  • 16. 
    Rainsford first realizes he is going to be the prey when -
    • A. 

      He sees the blood and an empty cartridge in the bush

    • B. 

      Zaroff claims to hunt game that is more dangerous than the Cape buffalo

    • C. 

      Zaroff claims to have invented a new kind of game to hunt

    • D. 

      Zaroff tells him to join the hunt or become Ivan's sport

  • 17. 
    The best evidence that Zaroff is aware of his own viciousness and cruelty is that he - 
    • A. 

      Makes fun of Rainsford for being afraid

    • B. 

      Explains how he obtains the men he hunts

    • C. 

      Says that all Cossacks are savage and that he, Zaroff, is a Cossack

    • D. 

      Claims that it is not murder to kill sailors because they are "scum"

  • 18. 
    Which of the following statements best describes how Zaroff justifies his hunting of human beings?
    • A. 

      Animal life is more precious than human life.

    • B. 

      Only the strong deserve to survive.

    • C. 

      Individual freedom is more important than laws.

    • D. 

      Human beings are not morally responsible for one another.

  • 19. 
    Who is dead by the end of the story?
    • A. 

      Rainsford

    • B. 

      Rainsford and Zaroff

    • C. 

      Rainsford, Ivan, and two of the captive sailors

    • D. 

      Zaroff, Ivan, and one of Zaroff's best dogs

  • 20. 
    Rainsford finally gets the better of Zaroff when Rainsford -
    • A. 

      Swims to Zaroff's chateau and surprises him.

    • B. 

      Kills Ivan, leaving Zaroff defenseless.

    • C. 

      Catches Zaroff in a tiger trap made from a bent sapling.

    • D. 

      Signals to a passing boat that helps hims escape.

  • 21. 
    The last sentence of the story is, "He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided." What important pieceof plot information does the sentence give you?
    • A. 

      Zaroff has lost the final duel.

    • B. 

      Rainsford has safely reached his homeland.

    • C. 

      Rainsford has a history of sleeping problems.

    • D. 

      Rainsford cares too much about luxuries.

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following events occurs first?
    • A. 

      Ivan threatens Rainsford.

    • B. 

      Zaroff welcomes Rainsford.

    • C. 

      Zaroff hunts Rainsford.

    • D. 

      Whitney warns Rainsford.

  • 23. 
    Foreshadowing is a - 
    • A. 

      Look back at what happened before the story began.

    • B. 

      Hint about what is to come in the plot.

    • C. 

      Scene that is out of chronological order

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements is the best example of foreshadowing in the story ?
    • A. 

      Whitney's tales of Ship-Trap Island foreshadow danger

    • B. 

      The fact that Rainsford smokes a pipe foreshadows his death.

    • C. 

      The fact that Ivan does not speak foreshadows the story of Ivan's youth.

    • D. 

      Rainsford's construction of traps foreshadows that he is an expert hunter.

  • 25. 
    Check the correct example below that defines Man vs Society.
    • A. 

      When a character has a problem with outside forces like weather or land.

    • B. 

      When a character disagrees with the values , laws, or beliefs of a group.

    • C. 

      When a character develops an internal struggle between his thoughts and ideas.

    • D. 

      When a character has an argument or disagreement with another character.