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The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game Study Guide Questions
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how does Rainford feel about the animals he hunts?
He believes that animals don't have feelings
how does Whitney explain the troubleed mood of the sailors as they near Ship-Trap-Island?
He said that the Captain was anxious, nervous, and wanted to leave as soon as possible.
why is the island called Ship-Trap-Island?
It's a mysterious place that scares sailors
what is the abrupt sound that startles Rainsford as he reclines in a steamer chair?
Someone fired a gun in the distance
what is ment when Rainsford says that he "lived a year in a minute"?
When he was hunted it felt like time slowed down because he was in a crisis "a minute is full of a whole year's activities"
how does Rainsford arrive at the mysterious island?
He fell overboard and had to swim across the Caribbean Sea.
how do we know Rainsford is an exceptionally fit man?
He swam a great distance, used a great deal of breath control, and senses.
decribe the building that Rainsford approached
The house was huge and tall, stood on cliffs above the sea. It had a tall iron gate,
stone steps, and a gargoyle door knocker
Describe General Zaroff's physical appearance
The general is handsome, tall,
past middle age. He had white hair, a military moustache, thick bushy eyebrows,
and dark eyes. He also had sharp facial features. He looked like an aristocrat.
how does the reader know Zarroff is an intelligent and sophisticated man?
@ He reads books about hunting that were written in English, French and Russian and he hums tune from and opera
how is Zarroff able to finance his life style
He got his money from the Stock Market.
who is Ivan?
Ivan is Gen. Zaroff's helper
how does General Zaroff justify hunting and killing humans?
Zaroff is strong enough and powerful enough to get away with it. "Might makes Right"
How does Zaroff stock his island with "game"?
He traps ships and then hunts the people who are survivors of the shipwreck.
expalin the rules of the hunt
Zaroff first suggests to his victim that they go hunting.The chosen subject is then given a supply of food and "an excellent hunting knife". He is given three hours' head start, after which Zaroff will begin his pursuit, armed "only with a pistol of the smallest caliber and range". If the victim manages to elude the hunter "for three whole days", he wins the game, and he is given his freedom, taken by sloop back to the mainland and released near a town. If he does not elude Zaroff, he "loses", and is killed.
According to General Zaroff, why is Rainsford the ideal quarry?
Rainsford believes animals are meant to be hunted and that animals do not have feelings. Rainsford is an excellent hunter
if Rainsford wins the hunt, what does zarroff promaise him?
To let Rainsford go free from the island so Rainsford can continue hunting animals.
Why does Zarroff suggest Rainsford wear moccasins?
Moccasins leave a trail that is harder to trace
where does Rainsford spend the first night of his hunt?
Rainsford spends the whole night on the run from Zaroff. He rests in a tree at one point, and Zaroff tracks him but never looks up in the tree.
What caused Rainsford to bellieve zarroff knew he was hiding in the tree?
Do u think he was right?
Because Zaroff tracked him there but never looked up and he is a good hunter.
Zaroff enjoys the game of hunting and wanted a challenge.
In spite of being hurt, Zaroff congratulates Rainsford on his cleverness?
Zaroff is pretty happy that he finally has a worthy opponent to match wits with.
What happened to Lazarus?
Lazarus the dog followed another person being hunted by Zaroff into the swamp and quicksand. He died in quicksand.
What is ment by Rainsfored statement " I am still a beast at bay"?
Rainsford is telling General Zaroff that the game is not over. Zaroff should consider Rainsford as the prey he was tracking before. Rainsford refers to himself as a "beast at bay" because Rainsford is unable to retreat and forced to face danger.
How can the reader tell who won the final encounter between Rainsford and Zaroff?
Zaroff says that one will be fed to the dogs, the other will sleep in the bed. Since Rainsford slept in the bed that night..........we assume that ZAROFF lost the game!!!!!!!
Do you think Rainsford' s attitude towards hunting changes throgh the story?
Yes, I think he changes his mind about animals not having feelings. He felt fear when he was being hunted by Zaroff
How does the author create suspense and inspire fear in the reader?
Through the use of adjectives,dialogue between the characters, and the plot characterization. The hunt is full of suspense. Rainford's urgent movements and fearful thoughts contribute to the suspenseful mood.
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