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 reason does Katniss use for the Peacekeepers for being gone so long?

2. What does Katniss discover when she returns to District 12 from the woods?

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

4. Of whom does the mockingjay remind Katniss?

5. What scenes has Peeta been painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did both Katniss and Peeta survive the 74th Hunger Games?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Katniss accidentally learn while at the mayor's house in District 12?

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

10. What is the Victor's Village?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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