Catching Fire Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Prim excited about the mandatory television viewing when she gets home from school?

2. Where does Katniss choose to tell her plan to Peeta?

3. What does Katniss decide to do after saving Gale?

4. Why must Katniss wake Haymitch?

5. After learning she and Peeta's show has not been enough for President Snow, what does Katniss decide to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What suspicions do Bonnie and Twill have about District 13?

2. What is the Victor's Village?

3. What does Plutarch Heavensbee show Katniss while they are dancing together?

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

5. What does Katniss learn from Beetee and Wiress on the first training day?

6. What gift has Haymitch so carefully chosen to send his tributes?

7. How does Peeta try to convince Katniss to survive?

8. How has the arena been arranged similarly to a clock?

9. What is the main reason Katniss does not want to have children?

10. What is the first normal activity Peeta and Katniss do together?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of setting and description in "Catching Fire." What role does the setting play in the plot of the novel? Why are time and place so important? How does the author make use of the science fiction/fantasy genre to tell her story? Do you think the same story could have been told using a different platform? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Katniss and Peeta's performances for the Gamemakers during their training. Why do they each decide to defy the Games? Why are the Gamemakers separated from the tributes by a force field? How does this come into play later in the novel? Why is Haymitch dismayed when they tell him what they have done? How does this incident unite Peeta and Katniss, though they are still wary of the approaching Games?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the country of Panem. How is its society structured? What are the functions of the districts? Why are those in the Capitol privileged when most others live in poverty? Can Panem be called an example of a dystopian society? Why or why not?

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