Monday, September 6, 2010

Ch. 1 Questions


1) Describe District 12.

   District 12 is also called "The Seam". It would usually be crawling with coal miners going to work. The coal miners are described as being with hunched shoulders, swollen knuckles, broken nails with coal dust in their finger nails, and with the lines of their sunken faces. The streets contain squat grey houses with closed shutters. Katniss's house is almost at the edge of Seam wich you have to pass a few gates to reach the scruffy field in which the people of Seam call "The Meadow". The Meadow is separated from the woods by a high chain-link fence topped with barbed-wire loops which encloses all of District 12. The fence is supposed to be electrified 24 hours a day to prevent the predators that live in the woods like packs of wild dogs, lone cougars, and bears that used to threaten their streets. Their district is usually lucky to get 2 or 3 hoours of electricity so it isn't very protective.In the woods there are animals such as venemous snakes, rabid animals, and no actual paths to follow.

This is a map of Panem with all its
Districts shown in different colors.

2) What illegal activity does Katniss participate in doing? Why does she need to do this?


   The activity in which Katniss participates in is hunting in the woods. Katniss has to do this activity because she has to support and bring home food for her little sister and her mother.

3) Describe the relationship between Gale and Katniss. Do you have a relationship like this in your own life? Explain.

This is Gale and Katniss with her bow and arrow.

   The relationship between Gale and Katniss would be described as in being only friends. Katniss says that she has never felt anything romantic between her and Gale although he is the only person that she can be herself with. They had met when Katniss was a skinny 12 year old and though he is only 2 years older than her he had already looked like a man. It had taken them some time to even be friends because they kept on fighting on what trade to make. She describes him as handsome and it makes her jelous that the girls want him, but for the reason that hunting partners are hard to find.

4) How is Madge different from Katniss and Gale?

This is Madge.
   Madge is different from Katniss and Gale because she is the daughter of the the mayor. Madge also has expensive clothing and things she also has blond hair. She also carried a real gold pin which was carefully crafted and is expensive enough that it could keep a family stocked with bread for months. Madge does not have to sign up for tesserae unlike Katniss or Gale.

5) What is "The Reaping"? Do you think this practice is fair? Explain.
This is Effie Trinket who
chooses the names
at The Reaping.


   The Reaping is the ceremony in which people are chosen to fight in and represent their Districts in "The Hunger Games". This is a cruel way to be punished for the Rebelions that caused the disorder that people pay for now in The Hunger Games.

6) Who is selected at The Reaping.


 The person who is selected at The Reaping was Primrose Everdeen who is Katniss Everdeen's little sister.

This is Primrose being chosen for The Hunger Games.
The Quotes
"Our part of District 12, nicknamed the Seam, is usually crawling with coal miners hea

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