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The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game
by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. Ship-Trap Island is feared by whom?


sailors
cannibals
otherwise stable people
all of the above
Q. Why does Rainsford swim toward the pistol shots?


Because he loves a good gunfight.
He is just trying to get to shore.
Because he thinks a poor animal is being harmed.
Because he’s hungry.
Q. Rainsford thinks the animals don’t understand what?


Anything
Fear of pain and fear of death
Him
Why they are being hunted
Q. To Rainsford, a realist is someone who does what?


Believes in literal truths
Doesn’t get into all that fancy philosophical stuff
Thinks that jaguars have fear
Likes to hunt
Q. Why are the crew’s nerves jumpy?


Because they are anxious to get to hunting.
Because they have scurvy.
Because they are superstitious.
Because they have read Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and know that still waters can’t be a good thing.

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