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. Are children allowed into the Releasing room?

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

3. When were the original numbers of the group at the Ceremony of Twelve given out?

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

5. The speaker announces that females under nine need to have these objects neatly tied at all times. Lily breaks this rule often.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is different about Gabriel?

4. How is the Receiver different from the community?

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

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

7. The Giver gives Jonas a painful memory after the first memory of snow. What is the painful memory?

8. Who is Gabriel?

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

10. What is the significance of the Ceremony of Nine?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In Chapter Two readers learn about the importance of following "The Rules." However, some rules are routinely broken. Discuss the rules that are routinely broken in The Giver, then compare them to the rules of American society that are routinely broken. How does breaking the law, even minor laws, affect society as a whole?

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