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 activity does a person start when they become a Seven?

2. Who has the final say in changing a rule?

3. Birthmothers have how many births in three years?

4. After Jonas is skipped over, which character receives an assignment as Jonas sits silently hunched in his chair?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What dream does Jonas share in Chapter 5?

2. What does Jonas learn from Larissa at the House of the Old?

3. Describe Jonas's last moments on the sled.

4. What job does Jonas's father hold in the community?

5. What happens at the Ceremony of Twelve?

6. What is Jonas feeling as he throws a tantrum on The Giver's couch after seeing his Father release a twin?

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

8. Describe the first memory that The Giver gives to Jonas.

9. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?

10. What will happen to Lily's hair during the ceremony of Eight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

In Chapter 10, The Giver describes to Jonas that he is weighted by memories of the world and of the past Receivers. Discuss a significant event in recent world history. In what way has that memory "lived on" long after the event has transpired.

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