Who benefits financially from the Hunger Games? How does it benefit the Capitol? How does it benefit the individual players? How does it benefit District 12? How would you summarize the economic importance of the Hunger Games, if you were among the people of Panem?
Is there more than one climax in The Hunger Games? If so, which points are most climactic? (Be careful not to give away the ending in your response.) In what chapter does falling action begin?
Do you think that Katniss has the motives to win the Games even if the Gamemakers decide to switch things up? What motivates her? How might the Gamemakers manipulate the outcome? How might they alter her fate?
According to the scenes which take place at the Capitol, who do you predict will win the games or at least come closest to winning? Explain your answer, citing events that take place during the training exercises.
When Katniss Everdeen encountered Peeta Mellark outside the bakery, what were her feelings toward him? Do you think her feelings change as the novel progresses? Explain your answer using examples from the book.