Most Dangerous Game and Monkey`s Paw

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“The Most Dangerous Game” and
“The Monkey’s Paw”
Test Review
1st Round
100
• What is the setting
of “The Monkey’s
Paw”?
• Laburnam Villa,
England
• Late 1800’s, early
1900’s
200
• What is the
exciting force of
“The Most
Dangerous Game”?
• Rainsford falls off
the boat
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
400
• What is the climax
of “The Monkey’s
Paw”?
• Mr. White makes
the third wish
1st Round
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
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.
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 1st
wish
• Herbert says he’ll never see the
money
• Stranger hesitant to knock on
the White’s door
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 2nd wish
▫ Mr. White vs. Morris over
using the paw
• Man vs. self – Mr. White vs.
wishing his son alive then dead
again
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
Round 1
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
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
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
2nd Round
200
• What is the setting
of “The Most
Dangerous Game”?
• Ship Trap Island,
Caribbean
• 1930’s – 1940’s
400
• What is the
exciting force of
“The Monkey’s
Paw”?
• Sergeant Major
Morris arrives with
the paw
600
• What is the climax
of “The Most
Dangerous Game”?
• Rainsford jumps
out from the
curtains and
surprises Zaroff
800
• What is the
resolution of “The
Monkey’s Paw”?
• The street is
deserted
• Herbert is dead &
in his grave
2nd Round
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
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
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
• 1st 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
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
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
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
Round 2
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 1st
man’s third wish was
for death
400
• “‘I have electricity.
We try to be
civilized here.’”
• Irony
• There is nothing civil
about Zaroff because
he hunts humans
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 thrillseeking personality –
loves danger and
excitement
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