Hunger Games Chapter Questions

Chapter Questions for The Hunger Games

Students are to answer these comprehension questions as they read the first five chapters of The Hunger Games.

Chapter One

  1. Why does Buttercup hate Katniss?
  2. Why is District 12 surrounded by fences?
  3. How is Katniss’ mother different from other residents of the Seam?
  4. Why don’t Gale and Katniss run away and live in the woods?
  5. What is the Hob?
  6. Describe the Reaping system.  How is it unfair?
  7. How many Reaping entries will Katniss have in her 16th year?
  8. What are the Hunger Games?

Chapter Two

  1. How does Katniss save Prim from the Reaping?
  2. How did Kat’s mother react to her husband’s death?
  3. Describe Kat’s only previous encounter with Peeta Mellark.

Chapter Three

  1. How does Kat feel about her chances of winning?  Why?
  2. Who visits Katniss and what gifts do they bring her?
  3. What is a mockingjay?
  4. What role will Haymitch play in the Games?

Chapter Four

  1. Why does Kat decide to stay away from Peeta as much as possible?
  2. How do Peeta and Katniss gain Haymitch’s support?

Chapter Five

  1. What is surprising about Cinna, Kat’s stylist?
  2. Describe Kat’s Tribute costume.
  3. How does the crowd respond to Katniss and Peeta during their grand entrance?  What makes them so special?


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