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 Topic 1
Katniss is a very strong character, but inevitably has weak moments too. What are her weakest moments in the novel? Does she ultimately come out of these moments as a stronger character? Why or why not? Be sure to choose at least two moments and go into detail---why are these moments essential for the plot of the novel? Are they essential for Katniss's character development too?
Essay Topic 2
How are the Quarter Quell Games different from other years of Hunger Games? Could Panem's political climate have affected the rules of these Games? Why or why not? Are these particular Games popular with the people? Why or why not? What could President Snow be hoping to accomplish with these Games? How does the tributes' display of unity after the interviews undermine this agenda?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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