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Study Questions

Catching Fire Questions

  1. If you were called upon to return to the Quarter Quell as a tribute, what would you do?
  2. Suppose you, like Katniss, were stuck in a love triangle between Gale and Peeta. Which character would you pick as a romantic partner, and why?
  3. Early on in the book, Katniss makes an interesting observation: "I realize the answer to who I am lies in that handful of poisonous fruit. If I held them out to save Peeta because I knew I would be shunned if I came back without him, then I am despicable. If I held them out because I loved him, I am still self-centered, although forgivable. But if I held them out to defy the Capitol, I am someone of worth. The trouble is, I don't know exactly what was going on inside me at that moment" (8.87). Which of these motives do you think best describes who Katniss is?
  4. Say you were fighting in the Games. What would your strategy be? How would you try to survive?
  5. Do you think the world of Panem resembles 21st century American society? Why or why not?
  6. Which character in Catching Fire meets the worst fate? The best? How would you support that idea?
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