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A – Z: THE HUNGER GAMES

This week OBS is bringing you a special A to Z feature in honor of our Book Club of the month The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. We’ve put together a list of words with the purpose of helping you through the story and some interesting facts. Enjoy!

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Brought to you by OBS Staff Member Chris.

The Hunger Games


A: Avox

(A traitor, who has had their tongue cut out.)


B: Bandage

(Katniss uses many bandages to dress Peeta’s wounds)


C: Catnip

(Gale’s nickname for Katniss.)

D: District 12
(Kat’s home district.)

E: Effie Trinket
(This is Peeta & Katniss’s escort through the tour of districts leading up to the games, also she acts as a coach to them for public appearances.)


F: Famished

(All districts are sick with hunger, excluding the capitol and most of Districts 1,2 & 3.)


G: Gamemakers

(The fat rich men who plan out The Hunger Games, who oversee the trials and the games.)


H: Hunger Games

(One boy and girl selected from each district as tribute to the Capitol.)

I: Intervened
(A lot of intervening happens in the games either by participants, sponsors, or wild beasts.)


J: Tracker “Jackers”

(A weapon invented by the capitol – a yellow jacket that was developed in a lab to attack the rebellious.)


K: Katniss Everdeen

(The main character in The Hunger Games, a girl of 16 years of age but holds more responsibilities than a child.)


L: Lies or Lying

(The Games and most of the people in the districts have been built around lies.)

M: Mockingjay
(A combination of mocking bird and Jabberjay. A genetically altered bird.)


N: Night Time

(When the capitol announces who has died that day in the Games via a picture in the night sky.)


O: Orchards

(District 11 is full of orchards, the district is all about agriculture.)


P: Panem

(The country that Kat lives in, once North America.)

Q: Quiver
(A long skinny makeshift bag, that hangs on one shoulder that holds the arrows for Katniss.)

R: Reaping
(The drawing of names for the Hunger Games.)


S: Surviving

(the Hunger Games are all about surviving, you must survive the harsh conditions, hunger, opponents, deadly animals, etc.)

T: Tesserae
(Putting your name into the Reaping extra times to afford food for your family.)


U: Undersee

(The Mayor’s last name, and Katniss’s friend Madge Undersee, who gave her the MockingJay pin.)

V: Victor’s Village
(The housing area that Katniss will live with her family in District 12 since she won the games.)


W: Winner

(There can only be one winner in the Hunger Games…that is until Katniss changes all the rules.)

X: FoXface
(The female Tribute from District Five. She is the second to last tribute to die, after Thresh’s death, but before Cato’s.)

Y: HaYmitch
(The only living winner from district 12 and is the mentor to Katniss and Peeta – always drunk.)

Z: DiZzy
(Katniss and many others find themselves very dizzy due to blood loss, because of injuries sustained.)

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