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Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Why does Zaroff recognize Rainsford's name?
  1. Zaroff has lured Rainsford to the island.
  2. Zaroff paid Whitney to knock Rainsford off the yacht.
  3. Zaroff has read Rainsford's book on hunting.
  4. Zaroff watches Rainsford's hunting show on TV.
Grade 10 The Most Dangerous Game
What does General Zaroff's final utterance of "En garde" suggest about his character?
  1. He is courageous
  2. He is afraid
  3. He is clever
  4. He is a fighter
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Why does General Zaroff hunt humans?
  1. He is a lunatic.
  2. He is a Cossack.
  3. He is an animal activist.
  4. He is bored with hunting animals.
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Why is Rainsford filled with terror when the general smiles and turns back?
  1. The general is playing cat and mouse - and Rainsford is the mouse.
  2. Rainsford is going to have face the quicksand.
  3. The general is beginning to look more and more like Ivan.
  4. The general will be bringing reinforcements.
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
What does Rainsford hear that drew him too close to the ship's rail?
  1. Three gun shots.
  2. A dog barking.
  3. A horn blowing in the distance.
  4. A man's scream.
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Zaroff knew Rainsford because:
  1. they had hunted together before.
  2. he had read the book Rainsford wrote.
  3. they had met at an exhibition.
  4. he had guided him on Safari.
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Why wouldn't the general be concerned that Rainsford does not commit to remain silent about the island?
  1. The general is confident in his own abilities to hunt and kill, and therefore Rainsford will be dead.
  2. The general knows he will eventually convince Rainsford to keep quiet.
  3. The general has no telephone and knows that Rainsford will be locked in the cellar forever.
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
If someone is resourceful he or she:
  1. works for the Department of Natural Resources
  2. deals with problems effectively
  3. is afraid of the outdoors
  4. finds the sources of rivers
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
What is the first thing Rainsford does to lose Zoroff?
  1. Jumps into the ocean
  2. Ties a knife to a tree
  3. Uses an old log to crush Zoroff
  4. Goes around in circles and hides in a tree
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
In what sea was Ship-Trap Island in?
  1. Mediterranean
  2. Adriatic
  3. Caribbean
  4. Ionian
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
If Rainsford wins the game, what does Zoroff promise him?
  1. Zoroff will drop Rainsford off on the mainland
  2. Rainsford can have the castle
  3. Rainsford will play the game again
  4. Zoroff will kill himself
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
What is Rainsford's job?
  1. Duke
  2. Sailor
  3. Hunts and writes books about hunting
  4. Banker
Grade 9 The Most Dangerous Game
Which of the following best describes how General Zaroff justifies his hunting of human beings?
  1. Animal life is more valuable than human life
  2. Individual rights are more important than laws
  3. Only the strong deserve to survive
  4. Human beings are not responsible for one another
Grade 10 The Most Dangerous Game
How does the author create suspense at the beginning of the story?
  1. Whitney and Rainsford discuss the prospects of hunting up the Amazon.
  2. Whitney refers to Captain Neilson, who never appears in the story.
  3. Whitney describes to Rainsford the mysterious reputation of the island that their boat is passing in the night.
  4. The story begins with a dialogue between two men.
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