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The Most Dangerous Game

The Most Dangerous Game


by Richard Connell

The Most Dangerous Game: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. Ship-Trap Island is feared by whom? -> all of the above
2. Why does Rainsford swim toward the pistol shots? -> He is just trying to get to shore.
3. Rainsford thinks the animals don’t understand what? -> Anything
4. To Rainsford, a realist is someone who does what? -> Doesn’t get into all that fancy philosophical stuff
5. Why are the crew’s nerves jumpy? -> Because they are superstitious.