The Most Dangerous Game: Dramatic & Verbal Irony


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What is dramatic irony?

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1. What is verbal irony?

2. What characteristic of Zaroff shows verbal irony in The Most Dangerous Game?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the following questions to find out what you know about the use of various forms of irony in the novel The Most Dangerous Game. You will be asked to identify specific examples of irony from different characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this worksheet and quiz, your knowledge will be tested of topics like:

  • What dramatic irony is
  • What verbal irony is
  • Which of Zaroff's characteristics show verbal irony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how Rainsford's traps show dramatic irony
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as dramatic irony and verbal irony
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Rainsford's last words to Zaroff

Additional Learning

To get deeper knowledge of this literary device in use, read the lesson titled The Most Dangerous Game: Dramatic & Verbal Irony. Concepts covered include:

  • How the title itself shows verbal irony
  • How Ivan is impacted by Rainsford's second trap
  • What Rainsford's last move in the book shows