February 29, 2012

THGReadAThon Questions Part 1 "The Tributes"

We are discussing The Hunger Games over at smitten over books before the movie comes out on March 23 . The first set of questions are about The Tributes chapter 1-9.

1. Imagine one day waking up and finding yourself in Panem. What district would you be in and why?
A If I lived in Panem I would be living in District 6: Transportation because my dad is a train operator (not really ) but I like to travel and I think it would be cool to work on the train.
2. The Reaping Day was one of the dreaded days by District 12. If you were picked that day as one of the tributes, what would be your initial reaction?
AIf I lived in District twelve and chosen to be the tribute my reaction would be Fear and one of desperation just like Katniss because people were starving and I would be close to rebelling.

3. You are a tribute and your mentor is planning the best strategy for you to win. What do you think will be your best selling attribute and/or skill?
Aprobably hiding . If he could make me invisible that would be just great .

4. You were not picked but your sister/father/mother was, would you sacrifice yourself for them a la Katniss or would you keep your ground a la Peeta’s brothers?
AWould I sacrifice myself like Katniss if my sister or brother were chosen ? Hell No

5. Time for the first impression segment. What is the first thing that came into mind when you think of:
a.Katniss Everdeen
b.Peeta Mellark
c.Gale Hawthorne
e.Haymitch Abernathy
f.Effie Trinket
g.Primrose Everdeen
h.Caesar Flickerman

a. girl
b. boy
c. friend
d. stylist
e. drunk
f. coordinator
g. sister
h. host interviewer
i. opponent

6. Look up. Who is the character that leaps out to you the most? Why?
A I have a strong impression of Primrose everdeen because
1. she was Katniss's younger sister
2. because she was picked as tribute for district 12. Who can forget that?

7. Do you think Peeta ever thought of winning The Hunger Games even if it means killing Katniss in the process? Why or why not?
A Somehow I don't think Peeta thought he would win the Hunger Games and I definitely don't think he would kill Katniss because .....he loves her .

8. (Refer to p. 40) Fill in the blanks: The Peacekeepers are back too soon and Gale asks for more time, but they’re taking him away and I start to panic. “Don’t let them starve!” I cry out, clinging to his hand.

“I won’t! You know I won’t! Katniss, remember I ______” he say, and they yank us apart and slam the door and I’ll never know what it was he wanted me to remember.
A love you

9. Most memorable/favorite scene in Part I “The Tribute”?
A ....I like when Katniss shoots an arrow at an apple in a roast pig's mouth

10. I know it’s too early to say, but if there was something you want to know more about or you would want to be more elaborated, what would it be and why?
A I would have liked to know more about Gale and that girl Avox/traitor they both saw in the woods who was now serving her .
Favorite quote: "As long as you can find yourself, you'll never starve." Applies to both the katniss roots as a food source and to the idea that she must know who she is, have confidence in her strengths, and trust herself in order to survive.


  1. Oh I would want to know about the Avox girl as well--what was her story? Why were they running and where did they come from?


  2. Hi Shanan :) It wasn't really clear what her story was other than she was running and they caught her and killed her boyfriend and cut out her tongue . what a tragedy ! If it was meant to be a lesson then everyone would know but nobody seemed to know what happened to them . The capitol might be hiding something and if it was so wrong to hunt why didn't Gale and Katniss get punished for it ? I mean they sold their kills in the Hob after all and weren't they always being watched ?

  3. The Avox for me as well! They're very mysterious. Katniss shooting the apple as well was very memorable to me because it showed her spunk. :D


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