The film The Hunger Games shows a future apocalyptic world with a lot of cruelty and violence. Read the plot of the film, understand the story and then answer the TRUE/FALSE quiz below.


‘The Hunger Games’ is set in our world, but in a post-apocalyptic time. The Capitol is the cruel Government of the twelve districts of Panem, which was once North America. As punishment for a revolution in the past, the Capitol created the Hunger Games. One boy and one girl, aged twelve to eighteen years old, are chosen from each district to fight on live television until only one child remains. This cruel lottery is called The Reaping.

The protagonist of the film is Katniss Everdeen, who volunteers in the place of her younger sister Primrose for District Twelve. The male “tribute” for the district is Peeta Mellark, the son of a baker, who is in love with Katniss. During the Games, Katniss uses his love to her advantage, so that the wealthy audience can send her food and medicine.

All the citizens from districts four to twelve hate the Capitol because of the oppression, poverty and violence that they suffer. Important people from the Capitol are President Snow, TV presenter Caesar Flickerman, and Seneca Crane, the creator of the cruel TV show. Helping Katniss we find Haymitch Abernathy, a past winner of the games.

Katniss angers the Capitol during the Games when her new friend Rue from District Eleven is killed, and she shows compassion by laying flowers on her body. Furthermore, at the end of the Games, only Peeta and Katniss remain, so each refuses to kill the other. Instead, they agree to eat poisoned berries together so that there is no winner for the Capitol. In response, rather than being humiliated in front of the districts, the Capitol allow the couple to win together. The other districts watching the Games have now witnessed an act of rebellion, and they want more. A second revolution has just been born.