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The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game


by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game: Symbols Quiz

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Q. What does the island symbolize?

A crazy spring break with inappropriate behavior all around
Off-shore accounts
Isolation and lack of civilization
Q. To Rainsford, Zaroff’s “high cheekbones, a sharpcut nose, a spare, dark face” are symbolic of what?

Super model good looks
A diabolical image
His Cossack lineage
Q. What is Connell suggesting by having the clothes that Zaroff offers to Rainsford be from a “London tailor who ordinarily cut and sewed for none below the rank of duke”?

That Rainsford is snooty
That Rainsford is secretly from London
That Rainsford is wealthy
That Rainsford is secretly a duke
Q. What does Zaroff’s impressive collection of mounted heads indicate?

That he is an amateur taxidermist
That he likes to be stared at by glass eyeballs
That he has done his fair share of hunting
That he likes stuffed animals, which reveals his soft side.
Q. Why does Rainsford decline to see Zaroff’s "new collection of heads”?

Because mounted human heads just aren’t his thing
Because he doesn’t want to stroke Zaroff’s ego
Because the borscht made him queasy
Because he’s exhausted