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

2. What did Peeta do in his individual demonstration for the Gamemakers?

3. What is placed into Katniss' forearm before she leaves the training center?

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

5. What is Buttercup?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Peeta and Katniss meet the first night in the training center? What do they talk about?

2. During dinner, Katniss sees one of the servants who has been assigned to their floor and believes she knows her. However, the girl cannot speak. What is an Avox? How does Katniss know this Avox?

3. Why does Katniss fear leaving her sister with her mother? What does Katniss say to her mother to keep her from letting Prim down?

4. How does Haymitch instruct Peeta and Katniss to behave in public? What does Peeta think of this strategy?

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 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?

8. Katniss tells the reader in Part 1, Chapter 8 how she met Gale. How did they meet? What did Gale teach Katniss about hunting?

9. What are the Hunger Games? How did they come about?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the training at the Training Center in the Capitol. What are Peeta and Katniss instructed to do during training that is unusual to the Hunger Games? What skills do each of the tributes exhibit, and what does this reveal about them? Compare/contrast Peeta's performance at the training center with Katniss'.

Essay Topic 2

Examine the purpose and role of The Hunger Games. First, what are the Hunger Games? Why did it start and what is the purpose of its continuation? Are there any negatives to the Hunger Games? Are there any benefits?

Essay Topic 3

What does Peeta reveal during the interviews the night before the games begin, and what sort of reaction does this revelation receive? Examine how this action changes Peeta and Katniss' relationship.

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