NOT just a list of brief story comprehension questions that can easily be found online, the following 21-page study guide on Suzanne Collins' 2008 dystopian fiction/science fiction novel "The Hunger Games" includes questions to encourage students to critically analyze the work and author Suzanne Collins' style. The packet also assesses students' analysis of the application of several literary devices and features, including asides, indirect characterization, character archetypes, dynamic vs. static characters, conflict (central, external, and internal), connotation vs. denotation, figurative language (e.g. imagery, simile, oxymoron, paradox, etc.), flashbacks, foreshadowing, genre, idioms, inferences, irony (dramatic, situational, and verbal), mood, motifs, plot, symbolism, and themes.
The study guide can be used on its own or it can be used as a formative assessment to prepare students for a summative assessment on the work. Quizzes and a test on the novel are available as separate purchases.