The Hunger Games is the first of a trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins, featuring a post-U.S. nation of Panem ruled by the Rome-like Capitol. As punishment for a past rebellion, the indentured and impoverished Districts must each send one boy and one girl "tribute" from among their children to ...

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What was in the other backpacks at the feast?

The backpacks at the Feast in the 74th Annual Hunger Games were designed to contain the thing that each district needed the most. We know that District 12's pack contained the medicine for Peeta's ...
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What did Katniss mean when she says “trust me”?

At the end of the first Hunger Games movie: What does she mean by this?
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Why didn't the Tributes jump the gun in Catching Fire?

In the Hunger Games, the games begin with Tributes on a platform surrounded by landmines. If they step off their platform before the cannon fires, they trigger the landmines and are blown to ...
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The Hunger Angst. Why the Arena tech yet the population is subjugated?

The Hunger Games stories demonstrate technology far beyond what we have today that are akin to Star Treks Molecular Machines. The arena can create force fields, creatures, water, terrain, food, tools, ...
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What is the option of “voice override” for Katniss' arrows?

When Katniss received her new, awesome bow from Beetee, she was admiring its features when she said that there was an option of "voice override" for the arrows but that she would probably never use ...
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Why does this character act as he does at the end of 'The Hunger Games - Mockingjay'?

I watched the hunger games, and the hunger games - catching fire a week back.. But it was too hard to wait for the first part of Mockingjay till November, so I went for the novel.. all three of them.. ...
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The Hunger Games: Where are the Arenas located?

I saw this map in one of the answers to another SE question: And it got me thinking that if Panem is divided into 13 Districts and the Capitol, then where are the Arenas located? Since Hunger Games ...
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Are non-citizens of the Capitol permitted to permanently immigrate?

Reading this question about Plutarch Heavensbee got me thinking about permitted citizenship. Are citizens of other districts allowed to permanently move to, or become citizens of the Capitol? My ...
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The Hunger Games: Where is Plutarch Heavensbee originally from?

In the Hunger Games trilogy, there is no mention of where Plutarch Heavensbee is originally from. Are there any clues that I might have missed in the books about whether he is from the Capitol or one ...
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If not President Snow, who was the mastermind of the Hunger Games?

Undoubtedly, the ever ruthless and vicious man, President Snow, would quite fit the bill as the creator of the Hunger Games and he certainly has carried forward the sinister legacy to the best of his ...
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Was technology the same when the Capitol began hosting the Hunger Games seven decades ago?

Apparently technology seems to be the Capitol's ultimate strength and means of oppression. What with the high speed transport, hover crafts, cutting edge weapons, satellite enabled communication and ...
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Why did the Capitol's highly civilized people never vote down the Hunger Games?

They are not barbaric. They are not sadists. And yet, they seem to enjoy the Hunger Games year after year. Were they never moved, in seven long decades, by the misfortune of the Districts who had been ...
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Why are only children chosen for the Hunger Games?

I was wondering as to why only kids from each district are chosen to enter the Hunger Games instead of any of the adults?
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What happens if no one survives the Hunger Games?

It is possible that the remaining last two tributes might get killed at the same time, for example, by a land mine explosion, and in that case the games will end with no victor standing. Is there a ...
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How are multiple volunteers handled during the Reaping?

While skimming through the first few chapters of The Hunger Games to answer another question, I noticed this sentence when Katniss is describing the rules surrounding volunteers after Prim's name is ...
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How does the Reaping work in The Hunger Games?

I watched the Hunger Games movie for the first time today. I never really had much interest in it until a friend recommended it to me. I watched the movie and I am kinda curious as to how Reaping ...
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Quarter Quell Tribute Selection, in Hunger Games: Catching Fire

SPOILERS AHEAD... FAIR WARNING... In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the 75th games were a "quarter quell". President Snow decides to make these games special in that... My question is... ...
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When did Haymitch organize the effort to get Katniss out of the 75th Hunger Games?

How did Haymitch do it? He couldn't have done it via phone, as no doubt the phones would be tapped. It seems like there was little time to organize the rebellion during the few days in the Capital ...
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Why did they make the Head Gamemaker Seneca Crane kill himself in The Hunger Games? [duplicate]

I don't understand why they locked him in a room with nightlock (kills you fast) what did he do?
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What is the traditional order that Districts are visited?

In Catching Fire, the Victory Tour starts with District 12, then goes down to 11, and seemingly in order to end at the Capital. Of course, that makes sense for a victor in District 12, but what would ...
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Why were the trackers necessary in Catching Fire?

So Why did they need to have another tracker implanted? Did the trackers go bad?
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Are there any differences between the Catching Fire movie and book?

So I recently watched Catching Fire. I thought it was pretty faithful in some parts with gaping holes in another. Is there a list of the differences between the two? The scene with Joanna in the lift ...
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Why are there so few children to select from in The Hunger Games

When the children are being selected, it seems each district gathers all their children in one location to be picked from. I'm just guessing but there doesn't seem to be more than a 1000 (maybe as ...
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Where do the bodies of the dead Tributes go?

I've only seen the movie-version of The Hunger Games, and have yet to read the books. Is it explained where the bodies of the dead Tributes go, if they are removed at all?
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Was Primrose exempt from future games?

Primrose was selected for the 74th hunger games, but Katniss volunteered to take her place (the first for this district). In other districts it is even more common for volunteers to take the place of ...
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Did they actually hold the 76th Hunger Games?

The ending of Mockingjay really bugs me — If we accept that it was subterfuge (as the top answer to the related question states), then the question still remains: did they actually go through with ...
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What happened to Seneca Crane at the end of the movie?

At the end of the movie we are shown Why did that happen?
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Why did they shoot fireballs at Katniss, and was it cheating?

Why did the gamemakers shoot fireballs at Katniss and was it cheating? I thought that the fight was between the players not the organizers.
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What were the creatures in Hunger Games made of?

What were the creatures in Hunger Games made of? As in were they photonic, organic, synthetic, robotic, siliconic (silicon based), carbonic (carbon based) or ghost (ghost based). ...I made up some ...
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Did the Capitol exploit the districts before the dark days?

We know from the books that the twelve districts are enslaved by the Capitol largely to provide goods for Capitol citizens. The Hunger Games themselves are as a result of the "Dark Days", the ...
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In the “Hunger Games” series, how long has Snow been president?

I've been wondering, how long has President Snow been president when the "Hunger Games" books (or movies) take place? Given the described medical possibilities, a 75-year presidency doesn't seem ...
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How close is The Hunger Games movie to the first book in the trilogy series?

Started reading The Hunger Games trilogy, now the movie is out. Although many people who watched the movie say that it is close to the first book, it must differ in many ways. How close is The Hunger ...
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Arena in the Hunger Games

I've been reading the first book of the Hunger Games, and I can't quite figure out what exactly is the arena? Or is it made within a predefined area, using some kind of terra forming techniques? ...
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Why don't poor districts train Career tributes?

I know it's not technically allowed, but Districts 1, 2, and sometimes 4 do it, so clearly it's possible. I don't really understand why the underdog districts wouldn't make any attempt at all to ...
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Did the Gamemakers help Katniss when she was in the tree?

There's a moment in the film when Katniss She manages to get out of this situation by I would expect it to be quite noisy, or at least noisy enough to be heard during night. Was it there the ...
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How does the enviroment control of the Arenas work in The Hunger Games?

In the film we see that the Gamemakers can summon trees, some sort of hounds, fireballs, etc. How does this work? Can they summon anything they want? Are there any restrictions, limitations or rules? ...
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Why do the birds repeat what is heard in the Hunger Games?

I have been reading the Hunger Games and have seen the movies. First, let me please ask to please please don't give me any horrendous spoilers for the next 2 books (I haven't started reading them ...
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Why did the tribute die?

Why would the tribute She appeared well-versed in and her last action doesn't seem like it would fit her character...
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How does Thresh know about Katniss and Rue's friendship?

Having finished watching the movie but not having read the book, I had a question. During the scene where Katniss goes to retrieve the medicine offered for Peeta's wound at the Cornucopia... (not sure ...
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Why did the Games Master and sponsors listen to Haymitch?

I understand that he was honored as an earlier champion, but Haymitch was still from an outlying district and was noticeably disorganized and drunk as well. I'm confused about how he was so well-liked ...
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How did the arenas work?

How did the arenas in The Hunger Games series work? Were they actual places, small-scale terraformed locales, or a sort of holodeck allowing for the seemingly omnipotent control by the ...
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What books does the Hunger Games movie span?

Before heading off to the movie later this month, I'd like to blitz through the book(s). Does the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games cover just the first book or multiple?
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Are there any official rules for the Hunger Games?

Are there any known rules for the Hunger Games?
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Do children from the Capitol participate in the Hunger Games?

There is only mention of tributes from Districts 1 through 12. Are children that live in the Capitol excluded from the Hunger Games?
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What were other arenas set up like in previous Hunger Games?

Is this the first time game makers used this idea or were past arenas set up in a certain shape or way or was this special for the Quarter Quell?
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How did Gale and Katniss find out they could escape through the fence?

We know Gale and Katniss have been leaving the District 12 boundaries for awhile to hunt because they have established trade agreements with other citizens. How did they discover that it was safe to ...
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Are there other governments in The Hunger Games world?

We know that Panem exists in a post-apocalyptic North America but are there other established governments on other continents?
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What are the special properties of Katniss' bow?

In the third book of The Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay, Katniss is given a new bow designed specifically for her. The bow was created by Beetee, and the book hints that it has some special ...
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Were there any other names that were plays on words in The Hunger Games?

To quote wikipedia: Katniss' name comes from a plant that is more commonly known as Sagittaria, which is a tuber plant usually found in water.[4] The root of this plant can be eaten, as ...