Catching Fire Test | Final 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. Who does Finnick kill to save Katniss at the Cornucopia?

2. Who saves Peeta from the mutt monkey?

3. Which year did Haymitch win the Games?

4. What words does Wiress keep repeating?

5. How is Peeta researching the other victors?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Johanna saved Beetee and Wiress?

2. Why does Beetee compare Wiress to a canary in a coal mine?

3. Why is Katniss so suspicious of Finnick's wish to form an alliance?

4. How does Finnick attempt to prove himself to Katniss?

5. How does Katniss's opinion about Finnick change after the fog?

6. The first day of training, why is Katniss distracted and upset?

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

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

9. Why have Katniss and Peeta been instructed not to wave and smile at the crowd?

10. What pattern does Katniss notice about everyone's treatment of Peeta?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Peeta and Katniss's speeches in District 11. How do they deviate from what they had planned to say? Why do they impulsively change their speeches? What is the reaction to them from the crowd? Have the crowd's actions been previously planned? Why or why not? How is this incident representative of the state in Panem as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

Who is Finnick Odair? What is Katniss's initial impression of him? Why does Haymitch suggest she be on Finnick's team in the arena? How does Finnick prove himself to Katniss? Why does Katniss decide she has misjudged Finnick? Overall, how does Finnick contribute to the rebellion in Panem?

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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