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. What is the name of Jonas's best friend introduced in Chapter 1?

2. Where are children raised until they are named?

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

4. Most adults do not know _____ about themselves.

5. Which way does the community NOT react to the failure of the former Receiver?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the old Receiver?

2. What rule is often broken at the ceremony of Nine?

3. What event from a year ago does Jonas remember that brings back feelings of fear?

4. What is significant about volunteering? Does it matter to the children's future?

5. What kind of volunteer work does Jonas do once he reaches the House of the Old?

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

7. What instruction is Jonas most impressed with when he receives the printed sheet that describes his training?

8. How is the Receiver different from the community?

9. What do families in the community share in the new morning?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jonas dreams of "Stirrings" in his sleep. His mother gives him a pill to numb the feelings he experiences. Think of the pharmaceutical industry in the United States today. How is the industry masking certain health issues. Make the comparison/connection of today's society to Jonas and his mother's reaction to his "Stirrings."

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The Elders control and regulate the activities of the community in The Giver. In America, the older generations is similarly in charge of the younger. Write a description of reversal where the young are in more positions of power and authority. What would America look like? What societal characteristics might improve, and what might suffer?

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