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. What beauty treatment must Katniss undergo before arriving in District 11?

2. Who are the two people that Gale does not want to run away with them?

3. What plan does Katniss want Gale to participate in?

4. At the President's party, what is Katniss's main interest?

5. Before it was allegedly destroyed, what was District 13's main industry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Peeta's talent?

2. How have Katniss's final six wedding dresses been chosen?

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

4. How does Katniss's mother transform in a sickroom?

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

6. Why does Gale decide he will not run away into the woods with Katniss?

7. What does Katniss do when she finds Gale being whipped by the Head Peacekeeper?

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

9. What is the twist for the 75th Quarter Quell Hunger Games?

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

How does Haymitch communicate with his tributes while they are in the arena? What strategies does he use to help them survive? During the Quarter Quell Games, how did Haymitch communicate instructions using the bread? Why weren't Katniss and Peeta included in the plans for the rebellion? Do you think events would have turned out differently had they been included in the conversation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Peeta and Katniss have a complex relationship---they must play at being in love in front of the whole country, but the publicity makes it difficult for Katniss to tease out her actual feelings for Peeta. Throughout "Catching Fire", what phases do they go through in their relationship? List three significant changes in their relationship during the novel and explain how these changes impact the plot.

Essay Topic 3

What are Katniss's two greatest traits as a character? Choose the traits then look back at the text and find three examples to support each trait. Explain your selections in a few paragraphs. How does Katniss's character contribute to the overall plot of the story?

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