HG journal A

The Hunger Games: Journal Entry #2


Comprehension Questions:

Chapter 2

  1. How does Katniss save Prim from the Reaping?

Katniss saves Prim from the reaping by volunteering as tribute


  1. How did Kat’s mother react to her husband’s death?

Kat’s mother was affected heavily by her husband’s death.


  1. Describe Kat’s only previous encounter with Peeta Mellark.

Kat’s only previous encounter with Peeta mellark was when Peeta saved Kat from people sending Kat and her sister to a Public home for children.

  1. Why do people put their three middle fingers to their mouth and put them up?

People use the three-finger symbol as a sign of goodbye to a loved one, admiration and thanks.

Critical Thinking Question:

Write in complete sentences and in paragraph form

Journal 2: In your own life, when was a time when you felt defeated? How did you regain your confidence? (Chapter 2)

In my own life I felt defeated when I realized I wasn’t very good at something I enjoyed doing but I regained my confidence by telling myself that it doesn’t matter if I am not good at it, as long as I am having fun its ok.

Critical Thinking Question #2 – Write a short flashback from your own life – try and remember a time someone did something really nice for you, for no real reason. What happened? Why do you think they did this for you?

When I was 4 years old I had just moved to Canada with my mother, I had no idea that I would be living here from now on so I was happy. I had no knowledge on the English language, the food was different and everyone and everything was different from back home. My first day of school I was scared and worried that everybody will think that I am weird because I only knew three English words, yes, no and thank you. I walk into class sit in the circle get introduced and it was free time, I was in the corner playing by myself until one boy walked up to me and started to play and talk to me even while knowing I didn’t know English. We later became very good friends. I think they did this for me because he was also new and wanted to make friends.

Chapter 14 and 15 Journal Entries


  1. Theme

Using your topic sheet – find TWO topics that are looked at or highlighted in these chapters – Write a THEME statement for both of these topics that can be proven using evidence from chapters 14 and 15

Hope can overpower negative emotions



  1. Define:
  2. sated – to satisfy
  3. astronomical – very large
  4. eradicate – to destroy completely
  5. putrid –very unpleasant
  6. Comprehension


Chapter Fourteen

  1. How does Katniss escape the Tributes waiting for her beneath the tree?

Katniss escapes the tributes by

  1. What does Kat realize right before she passes out?

Katniss realizes that Peeta just saved her life right before she passed out


Chapter Fifteen

  1. What did Kat get from Glimmer’s body? Why is this significant?

Kat got a bow and arrows from Glimmer’s body, this is significant because Katniss couldn’t get it as the games started so she wasn’t able to fight but now that she has it she can fight.


  1. Why does Kat want Rue for an ally?

Kat wants rue for an ally because she likes having company and rue is helpful and she reminds Katniss of prim

Chapter 18

  1. How is decorating Rue with flowers a sign of protest? What is she protesting? Why won’t it be shown much on television?

Decorating Rue with flowers is a sign of protest because Katniss is showing the Capitol that she isn’t just a “piece of their game.” They won’t show it much on television because the gamemakers don’t want people to cry and get emotional over the game.


  1. Why do the Gamemakers change the rules?

The Gamemakers change the rules because the Gamemakers want more action because if people team up there is less people that fight eachother and the games will end quicker and people will have plans and the Gamemakers can show that on television.