The Hunger Games

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“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capital is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capital wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rules. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before, and survival is second nature for her. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.”

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Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Chapters 1-3
  • Chapters 4-6
  • Chapters 7-9
  • Chapters 10-13
  • Chapters 14-16
  • Chapters 17-20
  • Chapters 21-24
  • Chapters 25 – End of Novel

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The Hunger Games:

  • L. 8.4
  • L. 8.5
  • L. 8.6
  • RI. 8.6
  • RL. 8.1  
  • RL. 8.2
  • RL. 8.3
  • RL. 8.4
  • RL. 8.6
  • RL. 8.9
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