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. What storm have Johanna and the others experienced?

2. What is the antidote to the poisons of the fog?

3. Who does Johanna have in tow?

4. What does Haymitch send for the three of them?

5. What does Haymitch think Katniss will want him to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Katniss keep the truth about her knowledge of the force field a secret?

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

3. What do Katniss and Peeta show the Gamemakers to receive their scores?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Katniss learn from Beetee and Wiress on the first training day?

10. Why has Johanna saved Beetee and Wiress?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Katniss's emotional journey throughout the novel. What are her most significant moments? Does she figure out her feelings for Peeta, or Gale, or both? How does Katniss's instinct for survival conflict with her capacity for love? Examine her emotional revelations:

1) While on the Victory Tour.

2) Upon return to District 12.

3) After learning she will return to the arena.

4) After the events of the Quarter Quell Games.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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