Catching Fire Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Suzanne Collins
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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. During the interview, what does Peeta do?

2. How long did it take for the Peacekeepers to subdue the uprising in District 8?

3. What is Katniss's new "talent"?

4. What does Peeta do to Katniss during the break?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens in District 12 after the blizzard?

3. What is the Victor's Village?

4. Instead of planning escape into the woods, what does Katniss begin to plan as the blizzard keeps them all inside?

5. When they reach the Capitol, how does Peeta try to convince Panem that he and Katniss are in love?

6. What drove Bonnie and Twill out of District 8?

7. Why must Katniss get back inside the fence, though it has been electrified?

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

9. Why is there tension between Katniss and Peeta?

10. What happens after Katniss and Peeta speak in District 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Peeta and Gale. Which aspects of Katniss's life do they symbolize? Though they are each from District 12, how are they different? Which of them, if either, do you think Katniss truly loves? How does her relationship with both of them change throughout the events in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Peeta's journey throughout the novel. Does he grow or change as a character? How does his relationship with Katniss change? Discuss Peeta's state of mind in each of these settings:

1) On the train for the Victory Tour.

2) During the photo shoot.

3) During the interview with Caesar Flickerman.

4) While showing Katniss the photos in the locket.

How do each of these situations contribute to Peeta's journey?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the use of foreshadowing in "Catching Fire." How does the author use this device in the plot? Choose three instances of foreshadowing and explain their significance. How do these moments come back into play later in the novel? Why is foreshadowing in this novel so important?

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