If The Hunger Games, the most awaited film of the year, stays true to the book, it will shine a light on one undeniable truth: hunting teaches skills that make people self-reliant, tough-as-nails survivors.
The book was originally released in 2008 and was written for the same young audience that devours Harry Potter and Twilight novels. Since that time, it has sold more than 11 million copies and now is set to find a much broader audience on the big screen when it premiers March 23.
The story follows the life of Katniss Everdeen, a girl living in a futuristic post-apocalyptic country that was once America. Many people die of starvation where Katniss lives, so to provide for her family, she sneaks through a fence to hunt, trap and harvest wild plants in the wilderness that surrounds her home. Katniss must compete in the Hunger Games, an annual event where kids from age 12 - 18 must battle to the death for the entertainment of the people who live in the country’s capitol city.
The games are held in a giant arena made to simulate the actual outdoors and besides fearing their murder at every step and being forced to kill to survive, the kids, must also contend with the elements and other violent creatures. It’s through her outdoor skills that the story’s main character wins.
So what would it take to win your own Hunger Games? Consider these scenarios with the movie/book, add up your score and see if you’d survive the post apocalyptic world of The Hunger Games.
Also, we've included some sneak-peek screen shots from the movie.