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1 “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Monkey’s Paw” Test Review

2 1 st Round

3 100 What is the setting of “The Monkey’s Paw”? Laburnam Villa, England Late 1800’s, early 1900’s

4 200 What is the exciting force of “The Most Dangerous Game”? Rainsford falls off the boat

5 300 What is the resolution of “The Most Dangerous Game”? Rainsford had never slept in a more comfortable bed He defeated Zaroff in the duel

6 400 What is the climax of “The Monkey’s Paw”? Mr. White makes the third wish

7 1 st Round

8 100 What things/advantages does Rainsford have in “The Most Dangerous Game”? Is an expert hunter A three hour head start A knife Food Mocassins Warning about Dead Man’s Swamp

9 200 What is ironic about the way the first wish comes true in “The Monkey’s Paw?” The 200 pounds Mr. White wished for is compensation for Herbert’s death.

10 300 List three examples of foreshadowing in “The Monkey’s Paw.” The first man’s third wish was for death Morris throws paw on the fire Herbert sees evil monkey faces in the fire Crash of the piano with the 1 st wish Herbert says he’ll never see the money Stranger hesitant to knock on the White’s door

11 400 List and explain two conflicts from “The Monkey’s Paw.” Man vs. nonhuman (supernatural) – The Whites vs. the spell on the paw not to mess with fate Man vs. man ▫Mr. White vs. Mrs. White over the 2 nd wish ▫Mr. White vs. Morris over using the paw Man vs. self – Mr. White vs. wishing his son alive then dead again

12 500 What is one theme from “The Most Dangerous Game?” Explain with examples from the story. Never underestimate your opponent ▫Zaroff caught Rainsford in the tree but let him live to keep the hunt going for another day Appearance vs. reality ▫Zaroff appears to be civilized (dress and talk), but he hunts humans Man’s inhumanity to man ▫Zaroff believes the strong can and should dominate the weak (hunts humans for fun) Fairness only matters to the victim ▫Rainsford didn’t care how the hunted felt until he’s the victim

13 Round 1

14 100 "‘Well, I don't see the money,’" said his son, as he picked it up and placed it on the table, "‘and I bet I never shall.’" Irony Herbert doesn’t see the money because it comes from his death

15 200 “Rainsford heard a sound. It came out of the darkness, a high screaming sound, the sound of an animal in an extremity of anguish and terror.” Foreshadowing Rainsford hears a screaming sound (hints at danger) – ends up it was a human being hunted

16 300 “Mr. White took the paw from his pocket and eyed it dubiously. ‘I don't know what to wish for, and that's a fact," he said slowly. It seems to me I've got all I want.’" Theme Mr. White was happy with life – shouldn’t have made a wish to change anything

17 2 nd Round

18 200 What is the setting of “The Most Dangerous Game”? Ship Trap Island, Caribbean 1930’s – 1940’s

19 400 What is the exciting force of “The Monkey’s Paw”? Sergeant Major Morris arrives with the paw

20 600 What is the climax of “The Most Dangerous Game”? Rainsford jumps out from the curtains and surprises Zaroff

21 800 What is the resolution of “The Monkey’s Paw”? The street is deserted Herbert is dead & in his grave

22 2nd Round

23 200 List three examples of foreshadowing in “The Most Dangerous Game.” Whitney talking about the superstition surrounding Ship Trap Island Rainsford hears gunshot Rainsford hears screaming sounds Rainsford sees blood Zaroff keeps appraising Rainsford Rainsford doesn’t think the jaguar have feelings Zaroff has a rather promising prospect

24 400 What things/advantages does Zaroff have in “The Most Dangerous Game”? Has hunted humans before Knows the island A gun Ivan The dogs His chateau

25 600 List three examples of the use of suspense in “The Monkey’s Paw.” House is in a deserted area Father makes a dangerous chess move 1 st owner of paw wished for death Herbert sees evil monkey faces in the fire Paw moves Piano crashes How Herbert dies The stranger hesitant to knock on the White’s door The candle flickers/goes out The knocking

26 800 What are the methods of characterization? Physical description What a character himself says, does, and thinks What another character says, does, thinks about a character Narrator’s direct comments

27 1000 List and explain two conflicts from “The Most Dangerous Game.” Man vs. nonhuman (nature) – Rainsford vs. the dogs, the swamp, the sea Man vs. man – Rainsford vs. Zaroff during the hunt Man vs. self – Rainsford vs. keeping his nerve during the hunt

28 1200 What is one theme from “The Monkey’s Paw?” Explain with examples from the story. Don’t be greedy and be happy with what you have ▫The Whites wished for 200 pounds but it was compensation for son’s death Be careful what you wish for ▫The Whites wished for money & it came from son’s death Don’t tempt fate ▫The Whites tried to change fortune (mess with fate) & their son died

29 Round 2

30 200 "‘The first man had his three wishes. Yes,’" was the reply, "‘I don't know what the first two were, but the third was for death. That's how I got the paw.’" Foreshadowing The paw must cause disaster if the 1 st man’s third wish was for death

31 400 “‘I have electricity. We try to be civilized here.’” Irony There is nothing civil about Zaroff because he hunts humans

32 600 “‘Hunting tigers ceased to interest me some years ago. I exhausted their possibilities, you see. No thrill left in tigers, no real danger. I live for danger, Mr. Rainsford.’” Characterization What a character himself says & thinks Zaroff has a thrill- seeking personality – loves danger and excitement


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