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If Rainsford wins the hunt, what does Zaroff promise him?
a) They'll hunt other game together
b) He can have the island and chateau
c) He will free him on the mainland
d) Ivan will be Rainsford's servant

Why does Zaroff congratulate Rainsford on his Maylay mancatcher?
a) Zaroff had never heard of them before
b) Rainsford was only slightly hurt by it
c) Ivan invented and perfected them
d) Not many men know how to make one

What happened to General Zaroff at the end of the short story?
a) He had never slept in a better bed
b) He furnished a repast for the hounds
c) He tried to shoot Rainsford and Ms. Strawbridge, but he dropped his bow
d) He fell out the window while the boat escaped the island

How does Zaroff stock his island with game?
a) Some are stranded by accident; some he helps strand with the channel lights
b) He has a supplier on the mainland
c) He traps them on his hunting trips abroad, then brings them back to his island
d) His game is there naturally

Why does Zaroff suggest Rainsford wear moccasins?
a) The poison from the snakes would slowly kill Rainsford
b) They would make Rainsford harder to follow
c) Ivan always wears them and they work well for him
d) Zaroff makes money from each pair he sells

How many acres did Zaroff's father have in the Crimea?
a) 250,000
b) 25,000
c) 2,500,000
d) 2500

What happened to Lazarus?
a) He was mistakenly shot by Count Zaroff when he was trying to shoot Rainsford
b) He almost won, until Zaroff brought the dogs out to help in the hunt
c) He was killed by a Maylay mancatcher
d) He followed a man into the swamp and most likely died in quicksand

What is the setting for the short story?
a) A desert island in the Pacific Ocean
b) A jungle island in the Caribbean Sea
c) A rocky island in the North Atlantic
d) A pastoral island in the Mediterranean Sea

What is meant by 'I am still a beast at bay.'?
a) Zaroff knows what it feels like to be hunted
b) Ivan enjoys handling the dog pack
c) Rainsford still feels like he's being pursued - the hunt isn't yet over
d) Whitney feels like a trapped animal.

Where does Rainsford spend the first night of the hunt?
a) Up a tree in the jungle
b) In the cave near the Maylay mancatcher
c) In Zaroff's bedroom, waiting for Zaroff to return
d) Just outside Death Swamp

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