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 step must Tens make to continue on to adulthood?

2. What objects were are out at the Ceremony of Elevens?

3. Jonas says he feels frightened in the beginning of the novel, then he changes his mind and replaces the name of his feeling with what word?

4. What is Gabriel's comfort object?

5. The Receiver looks like any other person in the community EXCEPT for this one trait:

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Jonas at the Ceremony of Twelve?

2. What happened to the old Receiver?

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

4. What dream does Jonas share in Chapter 5?

5. Who observes the children in order to place them into appropriate jobs?

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

7. What is Jonas's Mother's reaction to Jonas's dream in Chapter 5?

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

9. Describe Jonas's family.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jonas witnesses children playing a pretend game of war. Watching them upsets Jonas. Write an essay on violent movies in American society. How does the mere pretending of painful events affect audiences? Is pretending appropriate in gaining understanding or are we exacerbating violence and war, and essentially sending the message that violence is the solution to conflict, instead of diplomacy.

Essay Topic 2

Jonas is involved in volunteer work. He works in the House of the Old with Fiona and Asher. Discuss the importance of volunteer work in the community of The Giver. Next, discuss the meaning of volunteer work in America and how volunteering creates a compassionate society.

Essay Topic 3

Jonas's training becomes painful. As a result, Jonas realizes that the community does not truly experience emotions. In what ways does the absence of pain protect a community? Discuss anger, love, happiness, and pain as necessary opposites that create balance and perspective in the human condition.

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