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Some questions about The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell

1) "I've read your book about hunting snow leopards in Tibet, you see...I am General Zaroff." When General Zaroff says this to Rainsford, it is most closely an example of:

a. suspense

b.characterization

c. irony

d. coincidence

e. conflict


2) Zaroff hums from Madame Butterfly, reads from Marcus Aurelius's writings, and smokes perfumed cigarettes. These are all examples of:

a. characterization

b. coincidence

c. irony

d. suspense


3) "I will not lose my nerve, I will not." This assertion by Rainsford best exemplifies:

a. symbolism

b. humor

c. coincidence

d. irony

e. conflict


4) Which of the following can be considered a protagonist?

a. The Island

b. Whitney

c. Rainsford

d. All of the above

e. None of the above


5) The conversation at the beginning of the story between Whitney and Rainsford serves what purpose(s)?

a. Foreshadows the events that take place on Ship-Trap Island

b. Exposes a personal limitation on Rainsford's part

c. Establishes Whitney as a protagonist

d. a and b

e. a and c


6) The protagonist in the story is:

a. Zaroff

b. Rainsford

c. Whitney

d. a and c

e. a and b


7) The fact that Rainsford ends up the "hunted&edquo; on the island is:

a. humorous

b. ironic

c. symbolic

d. a and b

e. b and c


8) What types of conflict arise in this story?

a. man vs. man

b. man vs. nature

c. man vs. himself

d. all of the above

e. a and c


9) The conclusion to the story is an example of:

a. irony

b. coincidence

c. symbolism

d. suspense

e. none of the above


10) The dilemmas faced by the protagonist in this story advance the plot by:

a. creating suspense

b. utilizing coincidence

c. evoking humor

d. all of the above

e. a and b

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