Traps in The Most Dangerous Game


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In The Most Dangerous Game, what trap does Zaroff lay for boats that comes near his island?

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1. In The Most Dangerous Game, what is the first trap Rainsford sets?

2. In The Most Dangerous Game, why are Rainsford's traps significant to the plot?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game, tells a classic tale of what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted. In this short story, characters Sanger Rainsford and General Zaroff use traps to capture each other. Use this assessment to test your understanding of these taps and why they are important to the plot of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment to test your understanding of:

  • How Zaroff traps boats
  • Rainsford's first trap for Zaroff
  • Why Rainsford's traps are significant to the plot
  • The Ugandan Spring Trap
  • How Rainsford finally kills Zaroff

Skills Practiced

With this assessment you be able to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various traps set by Rainsford
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding why these traps are important and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how Rainsford finally gets Zaroff

Additional Learning

The lesson that comes with this assessment, Traps in The Most Dangerous Game, will help you prepare for the assessment and study:

  • What Zaroff thinks about other humans
  • How the various traps of the story worked
  • How the story ends