The Giver Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month does the Ceremony of Twelve take place?

2. How many members are in Jonas's family?

3. Jonas is prohibited from all of the following EXCEPT:

4. What is the name of the man that Larissa announces was released the morning Jonas came to the House of the Old?

5. Why might Gabriel be released?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jonas's Mother give to Jonas to help with the 'Stirrings'? What happens as a result?

2. What memories will The Giver give to Jonas?

3. What happens at the Ceremony of Twelve?

4. Where is Jonas going to do his volunteer work, and what friends does he meet there?

5. What dream does Jonas share in Chapter 5?

6. Why is Gabriel not part of the 'Ones'?

7. Why does Lily's mother reprimand her for wanting to become a Birthmother?

8. In Chapter 3, what object does Jonas take home and examine and why?

9. What catches Jonas's eye when he first enters the Receiver's office and why?

10. What is different about Gabriel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jonas takes on the memory of The Giver to ease his pain. Does the ability to blunt pain make for a more peaceful, easier life? Or, does muting the feelings associated with living a normal life sacrifice the freedom of choice? Cite examples from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Jonas receives the memory of war. He experiences pain, death, and destruction. He becomes highly affected and emotional. In what ways does war shape a community? In what ways does it bring people together and also tear them apart? Cite examples, such as Jonas's reaction, from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The Giver gives Jonas the memory of color, starting with the color red taken from the dream of snow and sledding. Discuss the significance of why the community does not retain color and memory. Does living in muted gray make a more simple life?

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