Catching Fire Short Essay - Answer Key

Suzanne Collins
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1. Why did both Katniss and Peeta survive the 74th Hunger Games?

Rather than killing each other, Katniss and Peeta decide to eat poisoned berries. The Gamemakers stopped them just in time, and for the first time in history the Hunger Games had two winners.

2. What is the Victor's Village?

The Victor's Village is a small neighborhood of twelve houses where the Districts' Hunger Games victors are invited to live. The only people living in the Victor's Village in District Twelve are Katniss and her family, Peeta, and Haymitch.

3. Why is there tension between Katniss and Peeta?

After the Games, Katniss admitted to Peeta that much of her displays of affection were an act designed to keep them both alive. This upset Peeta because he had fallen in love with Katniss, and remains in love with her during "Catching Fire."

4. Why has the President come to Katniss's house?

President Snow has come to intimidate Katniss by letting her know she has become the figurehead of a rebellion. He threatens to hurt Gale if she cannot convince him she is in love with Peeta.

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