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Reading Comprhension Quiz on "The Most Dangerous Game"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     Who is speaking with Rainsford as the short story opens?

    • A.

      Sanger

    • B.

      Whitney

    • C.

      Ivan

    • D.

      Zaroff

    • E.

      Jim

    Correct Answer
    B. Whitney
    Explanation
    Whitney is speaking with Rainsford as the short story opens. This is evident from the context provided in the question.

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  • 2. 

    Where is Rainsford's yacht headed?

    • A.

      The Alps

    • B.

      Rocky Mountains

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      Chile

    • E.

      Rio de Janeiro

    Correct Answer
    E. Rio de Janeiro
    Explanation
    Rainsford's yacht is headed to Rio de Janeiro.

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  • 3. 

    Rainsford is passing near ____________ ____________ island in his yacht.

    Correct Answer
    ship trap, Ship-Trap, shiptrap, Ship trap
    Explanation
    Rainsford is passing through a treacherous island in his yacht, which is known as a ship trap. This implies that the island poses a significant danger to ships passing by, potentially causing them to become trapped or wrecked. The term "ship trap" suggests that the island is intentionally designed or naturally formed in a way that makes it hazardous for passing vessels.

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  • 4. 

    Who is the first person to "greet" Rainsford at the door of the very large house?

    • A.

      Zaroff

    • B.

      Whitney

    • C.

      Ivan

    • D.

      Sanger

    • E.

      Jim

    Correct Answer
    C. Ivan
    Explanation
    Ivan is the first person to "greet" Rainsford at the door of the very large house. This is evident from the context of the question, which implies that Rainsford arrives at the house and is met by someone. Out of the given options, Ivan is the only character who fits this description. Therefore, Ivan is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    How does the General know about Rainsford?

    • A.

      He met him at a party in 1953.

    • B.

      They have mutual friends.

    • C.

      They have been emailing one another for many years.

    • D.

      The General read about Rainsford in a magazine.

    • E.

      Zaroff is Rainsford's uncle.

    Correct Answer
    D. The General read about Rainsford in a magazine.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the General read about Rainsford in a magazine. This means that the General gained knowledge about Rainsford through an article or publication that featured information about him. It implies that the General was not personally acquainted with Rainsford through a party, mutual friends, email communication, or being related as uncle and nephew.

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  • 6. 

    What is Rainsford's first name?

    Correct Answer
    Sanger
  • 7. 

    Rainsford believes that the __________ ______________ is the most dangerous game, while General Zaroff believes that __________________ are.

    • A.

      Burmese Python; Humans

    • B.

      Cape Buffalo; Panthers

    • C.

      Burmese Python; Panthers

    • D.

      Cape Buffalo; Humans

    Correct Answer
    D. Cape Buffalo; Humans
    Explanation
    Rainsford believes that the Cape Buffalo is the most dangerous game, while General Zaroff believes that humans are.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Zaroff believe that his "game" is the most dangerous?

    • A.

      Ability to speak

    • B.

      Ability to reason

    • C.

      Greater strength

    • D.

      Greater speed

    • E.

      Ability to walk on two feet

    Correct Answer
    B. Ability to reason
    Explanation
    Zaroff believes that his "game" is the most dangerous because he believes that the ability to reason gives humans an advantage over other animals. While greater strength and speed may be advantageous in some situations, Zaroff believes that the ability to reason allows humans to strategize, plan, and outsmart their opponents. This makes them more unpredictable and ultimately more challenging to hunt, making them the most dangerous game for Zaroff.

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  • 9. 

    True/False:  Zaroff has never lost his game.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. In Richard Connell's short story "The Most Dangerous Game," General Zaroff mentions that he has never lost his game until he encounters Rainsford, who ultimately outsmarts and defeats him.

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  • 10. 

    List ONE main character who dies during the story.

    Correct Answer
    General Zaroff, Zaroff, Ivan
    Explanation
    In the story, one main character who dies is General Zaroff. He is the antagonist of the story and is killed by the protagonist, Rainsford, during their intense game of cat and mouse. Ivan, on the other hand, is General Zaroff's henchman who also dies, but he is not considered a main character in the story.

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  • 11. 

    How many days must a person elude Zaroff before he is set free?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    In the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, Zaroff is a wealthy hunter who has grown bored with hunting animals and now hunts humans for sport. The protagonist, Rainsford, finds himself being hunted by Zaroff on an isolated island. Rainsford must elude Zaroff for three days in order to be set free. This is because Zaroff believes that three days is enough time to provide a fair challenge for his prey. If Rainsford can successfully evade Zaroff for three days, he will be allowed to leave the island and escape his deadly fate.

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  • 12. 

    Rainsford finally eludes Zaroff by jumping into the _____________________.

    Correct Answer
    sea, ocean
    Explanation
    Rainsford finally eludes Zaroff by jumping into the sea or ocean. This means that Rainsford escapes from Zaroff by diving into the water. By doing so, he puts distance between himself and Zaroff, making it difficult for Zaroff to track him. The sea or ocean provides a natural barrier and a means of escape for Rainsford, allowing him to evade capture and potentially survive.

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  • 13. 

    ______________________ wins the game.

    Correct Answer
    Rainsford
    Explanation
    Rainsford wins the game because he is the subject of the sentence and is the one who emerges victorious.

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