Most Dangerous Game”
Thrill of the Chase!”
Skills/Abilities: Rank the top five
Draw an arrow
to the connect the Hunter
skills that a person or animal
To the Hunted!
in order to carry out
a successful chase. Place your
Ranking on the line next to the
Character trait you have chosen.
Detective deer ___generosity ___loyalty ___determination
fish ___agility ___organization
criminal ___stamina ___cunning
Vocabulary Words to Own: List one Synonym for the Vocabulary Word (Hint check your textbook!)
According to Rainsford, which two classes make up the world?
What effect does passing the island have on the crew and on Whitney?
Describe Whitney’s theory on evil.
List the character traits that Rainsford’s thoughts in lines 119-121 reveal.
How does Rainsford try to disarm the menacing giant at the château?
Why does Zaroff make Rainsford uncomfortable?
“I had to invent a new animal to hunt,” Zaroff said.
Explain what he means.
Describe an internal conflict Rainsford experiences before the hunt.
Describe an external conflict Rainsford experiences on the hunt.
“He was in a picture with a frame of water, and his operations, clearly, must take place
within that frame.”
“Rainsford held his breath. The general’s
eyes had left the ground and were traveling inch by inch up the tree. Rainsford
froze there, every muscle tensed for a spring.” Explain the feelings of
Rainsford and Zaroff at this moment.
What three traps did Rainsford use to aid in his escape from Zaroff?
What animals are Rainsford and/or Zaroff compared to in the story?
Explain the significance of the statement, “I am still a beast at bay.”
What is the resolution of the story’s main conflict?
How do you know?
Identify the Conflict
External Conflict: No control;
a person is struggling against an outside problem or force such as nature.
Internal Conflict: When a person is fighting to control some inner problem such as anger, fear, or disappointment
__________“For a seemingly endless
time he fought the sea. He began to count his strokes…”
__________ “Hunting tigers ceased
to interest me some years ago. I exhausted their possibilities, you see. No thrill
tigers, no real danger.”
__________“The bed was good and the
pajamas of the softest silk, and he was tired in every fiber of his being, but
nevertheless Rainsford could not quiet his brain with the opiate (calm) of sleep.”
__________ “The Cossack was the cat;
he was the mouse. Then it was that Rainsford knew the full meaning of terror.”
__________ “Rainsford did not smile.
“I am still a beast at bay,” he said, in a low, hoarse voice. “Get
ready, General Zaroff.”