The Hunger Games 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 is tesserae?

2. What weapon does Katniss have hidden in the woods which she uses to hunt with?

3. What role does Effie Trinket play in the reaping?

4. What do the rules of the Hunger Games say about the number of winners?

5. What reason does Peeta give to Katniss for waving at the crowd when the train arrives in the Capitol?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Peeta reveal about himself when he and Katniss go to the camouflage table during training? What memory does this bring to the forefront of Katniss' mind?

2. How is Katniss and the other tributes prepared and entered into the arena at the start of the games?

3. Who is Katniss afraid will be called to go to the Hunger Games? Who actually is called? How does Katniss react?

4. What happened to Katniss and Gale's fathers? Why are they now the providers in their separate families?

5. What surprise visitors does Katniss get in the hour before she is due to leave for the Hunger Games? What reason do these people give for visiting her?

6. What does Peeta do to annoy Katniss as they begin a hunting trip into the woods? What does Katniss do about it?

7. Why does Katniss return to the site of the Careers' camp after the tracker jacker attack? Who helps her escape from Cato?

8. What is a mockingjay? What is Katniss' personal connection to the mockingjays?

9. Who attacks Katniss in Part 3, Chapter 21 as she attempts to retrieve the backpack at the feast? What happens to Katniss' attacker?

10. What activity are Katniss and Gale participating in at the beginning of the novel? For what reason are they doing this? What dangers are posed by their actions?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explore the character of Effie Trinket. How can she be described? What are her motivations? How does she compare to the other characters working with Katniss and Peeta throughout the Hunger Games?

Essay Topic 2

Fully explore Katniss' relationship with Rue, and the affect Rue's death has on Katniss. What does this tell readers about Katniss? How did Rue's death propel the plot?

Essay Topic 3

Although the Hunger Games is a long-established tradition in Panem, the rules changed more than once in the 74th Hunger Games. What rules changed, and why? How did the rule changes affect the characters and plot?

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