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The Most Dangerous Game Short Story Analysis


Your students will love to read, study, and analyze the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” (also published as “The Hounds of Zaroff”) by Richard Connell.

In this thrilling, suspense story, your students will get to analyze important literary elements such as: irony, foreshadowing, suspense, mood, and theme. This story is great for practicing reading comprehension, analyzing character motivations, and making inferences using context clues.

Included in this literary analysis:

  • activating strategy
  • academic vocabulary
  • before reading, during reading, and after reading questions
  • learning project menu
  • answer keys

File Types Included:

Teacher Guide and Answer Keys (PDF)

Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)

Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

Vocabulary (Powerpoint Presentation)