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Hunger Games Books vs. Movie Quiz
by Staff
"The Hunger Games" has a little of everything, including a plucky heroine who becomes the reluctant hero of a revolution. Let's take a closer look at these two different treatments of Katniss Everdeen's epic story.

Which number was larger, the first print run of "The Hunger Games" book in 2008, or the first 24 hours of online views for the movie trailer?

  • the book printing
  • the movie trailer
  • they're about the same

"The Hunger Games" books constitute a trilogy, but the movies do not. Why?

  • They aren't written works.
  • They tell the story over the course of four movies instead of three.
  • They aren't exactly like the books.

Does the movie take a broader point of view in bringing Katniss' world to the audience?

  • Yes, because we aren't always in Katniss' head.
  • No, because it's the same story.

How many major character names were changed for the movie?

  • 2
  • 1
  • 0

Peeta’s father was a character in the book, but MIA in the film. What District 12 office did he hold?

  • mayor
  • chief secretary
  • emissary to the capitol

Which has been translated or dubbed into more languages, the books or the movies?

  • books
  • movies
  • about the same for both

The beginning of the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has a change of venue from the opening scenes of the third book. Where does the third movie in this franchise start?

  • District 3
  • The Capitol
  • District 13

Which is longer, the number of pages in the entire Hunger Games trilogy, or the total number of minutes in all four films?

  • The films contain more total minutes.
  • The books have more total pages.
  • They're about the same.

Some critics have found one quality about most of the actors playing Suzanne Collins' characters a bit unrealistic. What is it?

  • their hair styles
  • their weight
  • their accents

It isn't uncommon for movies to cut some scenes, and even pivotal ones that may be expensive to produce. In "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," the reverse is true. What pivotal scene only alluded to in the book appears prominently in the movie?

  • Peeta's rescue
  • the capitol raid
  • the evacuation

President Coin is featured more prominently in the movies than in the books, although she is a pivotal character in both. What actress played the role in the final two films?

  • Julianne Moore
  • Meryl Streep
  • Cate Blanchett

What important character from the first two books is part of the action in the movie "Mockingjay - Part 1" but missing from the written account of life in District 13?

  • Effie Trinket
  • Venia
  • Primrose

In the movie version, Katniss acquires the mockingjay pin at a rummage sale. How does she obtain it in the book?

  • It is given to her.
  • She finds it in a bird's nest.
  • She inherits it from her father.

It becomes pretty clear early in "The Hunger Games" that Cinna, the stylist, is an ally. In the book version, what does he suggest Katniss and Peeta do during the opening procession.

  • twirl
  • hold hands
  • bow

Is the Capitol's initial reaction to the mockingjay pin different in the first book and movie?

  • No. The pin is rejected in both the book and movie versions.
  • Yes. In the book, the pin is an approved object Katniss can carry on her person. In the movie, Cinna has to smuggle it to her.
  • In the movie, the pin is accepted. In the book it is banned.

In "The Hunger Games" movie, does Katniss find water right away or have to search for it?

  • She finds a pond right away.
  • She has to search for a day.
  • Someone shows her the path to the pond.

If you're like most fans, the character of Haymitch grows on you as the tale progresses. We have a rougher introduction to him in the book than in the movie, though. What embarrassing thing does he do right away in the first book?

  • He falls off the stage during the reaping.
  • He forgets the name of the president.
  • He forgets to stand for the pledge of allegiance.

It would be great if we could all get gift parachutes when we needed them most. Katniss is a popular tribute, thanks to Haymitch, so she gets more than her fair share during the first game. In the movie version, do her gift packages come with helpful notes?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

In the first movie, after what touching scene during the game do we cut away to see what's happening in District 11?

  • Peeta confesses he's in love with Katniss.
  • Katniss vows to survive in her father's memory.
  • Katniss sings Rue a lullaby.

Cato is a big, bad tribute who is eaten alive in the first hunger games. He's the last adversary to die at the end of both versions (book and movie). In which version does he suffer the longest?

  • the book
  • the movie
  • in both equally

In a touching scene in the book, not the movie, District 11 sends Katniss a welcome gift that helps her survive after Rue's death. What was it?

  • shoes
  • arrows
  • bread

In the first film, Katniss' mother, her sister and Gale are the only people who visit her on the train. In the book, another visitor brings her cookies. Who is he?

  • her father
  • Peeta's father
  • President Snow

President Snow has a relative in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" who doesn't appear in the books. Who is it?

  • his daughter
  • his brother
  • his granddaughter

In a pivotal scene, Katniss and Peeta ask Haymitch for advice for the first time. His answer is: “Embrace the prospect of your imminent death.” Was this response in the movie version, the book version or both?

  • book version
  • movie version
  • both

During Katniss' first hunger games competition, she uses a tracker jacker nest as a weapon. Was it her idea?

  • it was in the movie
  • it was in the book
  • it was in both

In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee is an advocate for the growing resistance movement. Katniss does what with him during a banquet?

  • dances
  • eats
  • fights

Who could forget the whipping scene in the "Catching Fire" movie? The underpinnings of the scene are somewhat different between the book and movie, though. In the book, Gale is beaten for hunting game. Why is he beaten in the movie?

  • He tries to intervene during someone else's punishment.
  • He hides Katniss from President Snow.
  • He criticizes the government.

In the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2," Haymitch and Effie do something they never did in the book. What is it?

  • die
  • kiss
  • reveal they're brother and sister

The hounds released at the end of the first "Hunger Games" movie are definitely creepy, but they could have been worse. In the book, what feature did they borrow from the dead tributes?

  • their voices
  • their eyes
  • their clothes

In the third book, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," Katniss makes a stunning demand in exchange for becoming the Mockingjay, the living symbol of the rebellion. This particular demand is absent from the movie version. What is it?

  • to kill President Snow
  • to rebuild District 12
  • to destroy the games once and for all