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 does reaping mean?

2. Why does Peeta ask Katniss not to release his hand during the procession?

3. What item did Peeta once take a beating from his mother to give to Katniss, leaving her indebted to him?

4. Why does Katniss believe she can get a weapon and some supplies from the Cornucopia despite Haymitch's advice to ignore the Cornucopia?

5. What gift does the baker bring Katniss when he comes to say goodbye?

Short Essay Questions

1. What point of view does the author use to write this novel? From whose point of view is the novel told?

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

3. What illness does Haymitch suffer? How does Effie Trinket feel about Haymitch? What warning does Effie issue to Peeta and Katniss regarding Haymitch at the end of part 1, Chapter 3?

4. How has Haymitch dealt with Katniss and Peeta's training up until Part 1, Chapter 8? What suddenly changes at the end of Part 1, Chapter 8?

5. Why does Katniss give Peeta a kiss after the opening ceremonies? What does Katniss think Peeta is up to with his multiple compliments?

6. What is unusual about the childhood of Katniss' mother? How does this connect Peeta and Katniss?

7. What skill does Peeta talk up about Katniss to Haymitch? How does Katniss respond to this praise?

8. How many tributes are killed on the first day of the games? How many remain?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following in detail in an essay using examples from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Point of View

2) Setting

3) Language

4) Theme.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the concept of an alliance within the Hunger Games. How common are they? Why forms one in the 74th Hunger Games, and why? Are all alliances convincing, or do some seem staged? What are the benefits and draw backs from forming an alliance in the Hunger Games?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss one of the following themes in detail in an essay using examples from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Family

2) Friendship

3) Life and Death Struggle

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