Chapter 7 (p. 86-102)
Peeta and Katniss continue what she calls a “twins act,” leading to frustration and confusion. The tributes from District 12 meet the others for the first time and Katniss assesses them. She feels physically in better shape than many of the others from poor districts, but does not feel she could match up with the “Career Tributes.” Haymitch continues to advise Peeta and Katniss as they train together at various training stations and then privately before the Gamemakers. Katniss demonstrates her prowess with a bow in front of the Gamemakers, definitely catching their attention by shooting the apple out of the pig’s mouth on their dinner table. Only one other tribute is specifically identified, Rue, a small 12 year old girl from District 11.
- What does Katniss think of the “twins act?” (p. 87-88).
- Why would meeting the other tributes make Katniss queasy?
- What is Peeta’s assessment of Katniss’ skill with a bow? How does Katniss react?
- What do you think Peeta means by “She has no idea. The effect she can have.” (p. 91).
- What advice does Haymitch share with Katniss and Peeta?
- What does Haymitch demand of the District 12 Tributes in public?
- What is Katniss’ initial assessment of how she stands verstus the other tributes?
- What skills do they learn in training?
- Who are the Gamemakers? How did Katniss’ private session go?
- Who is their “shadow?”