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. How does Roberto feel when he walks through the special door in the Releasing room?

2. What is Jonas's original number?

3. How does Jonas feel after he receives treatment in Chapter 5?

4. What is Jonas's father's assignment?

5. What is the name of Jonas's sister?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What ritual is Jonas's family participating in as the novel opens?

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

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

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

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

10. Describe the characteristics of Fiona.

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 anticipating the Ceremony of Twelve with fear. He discusses his fear with his family when he returns home. Write about an event where you felt tremendous anticipation. How did you soothe your feelings? Did you discuss your feelings with your family or did you find another way to express yourself?

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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