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The Most Dangerous Game

by Richard Edward Connell

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The Most Dangerous Game eNotes Reading Response Prompts

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  • Released October 07, 2019
  • Language Arts and Literature subjects
  • 8 pages
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  • Rainsford and his friend Whitney have an extended conversation on board the yacht as the story gets underway. What do they have in common? What differences in their thinking are revealed in their conversation?
  • Rainsford describes the “moonless Caribbean night” with a simile: “It’s like moist black velvet.” Imagine you are on the yacht with Rainsford, and explain what the simile makes you see and feel. What else do you imagine you might see and feel if you were on the yacht?
  • Describe how the crew and even the captain react to the yacht’s being near Ship-Trap Island. What does Captain Nielsen say about the island? Do you think it introduces suspense into the story? Why or why not?


These eNotes Reading Response Prompts are designed to encourage your students to read more effectively and with more pleasure by giving them interesting subjects to write about after they have read. Many of the prompts will take them directly into the text, while others will give them an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and to reflect on their own experiences.

A second purpose of the eNotes Reading Response Prompts is to facilitate instruction in ways that work for you in the classroom. The organization of the prompts makes them easy to use, and the content and construction of the prompts are designed to develop students’ knowledge and academic skills.