Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hunger Games - Chapter 7

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.

  1. What does Katniss think of the “twins act?” (p. 87-88).

  2. Why would meeting the other tributes make Katniss queasy?

  3. What is Peeta’s assessment of Katniss’ skill with a bow? How does Katniss react?

  4. What do you think Peeta means by “She has no idea. The effect she can have.” (p. 91).

  5. What advice does Haymitch share with Katniss and Peeta?

  6. What does Haymitch demand of the District 12 Tributes in public?

  7. What is Katniss’ initial assessment of how she stands verstus the other tributes?

  8. What skills do they learn in training?

  9. Who are the Gamemakers? How did Katniss’ private session go?

  10. Who is their “shadow?”


  1. 1. She's got a bad feeling...

    2. Maybe she's real nervous... I DONT KNOW! But that's my assumption...

    3. She thinks that she's an excellent hunter. Kat is shocked and surprised.

    4. Kat can do more damage than she knows. AINT THAT A PITY?!?!?!?

    5. To always be by each other's side.

    6. To be as close to each other as possible. WHAT A WEIRDO!!! (And people always said Mr. Bungle was weird...)

    7. That her and Pee will be the only ones dressed alike. PITY.

    8. Well, since most of them are drunk all the time, she really didn't learn much... PITAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

    9. Well, since most of them are drunk all the time, she really didn't learn much...So, of course it went TERRIBLE! PITAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

    10. Ummm... Michael Jackson???


  2. 1 Katniss feels nervous about the twins act.

    2 The tributes stared her down and ultimately looked more prepared for this than her.

    3 Peeta brags about how good Katniss is with the bow, afterwards Katniss finds it an insult.

    4 Peeta thinks Katniss can win.

    5 To act like friends and never separate from each other.

    6 To interact with the other and act kind towards one another.

    7 Shes not entirely sure, she is quick and more healthy than many of the others but also weaker.

    8 They learned about tying knots and camouflage, along with weapons.

    9 Katniss did many impressive things with the bow, but the gamemakers were to drunk to applaud so shes really angry.

    10 The 12 year old from District 11, Rue.

  3. I'm not in the class, but I drew that picture. Thanks for using it, i guess. :D I wish you were my teacher. :)