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The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game


by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game: Symbols True or False

1. What does the island symbolize? -> A crazy spring break with inappropriate behavior all around
2. To Rainsford, Zaroff’s “high cheekbones, a sharpcut nose, a spare, dark face” are symbolic of what? -> A diabolical image
3. 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 secretly a duke
4. What does Zaroff’s impressive collection of mounted heads indicate? -> That he is an amateur taxidermist
5. Why does Rainsford decline to see Zaroff’s "new collection of heads”? -> Because mounted human heads just aren’t his thing