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 does a child do to provoke Adults to call their children by their original number and not their name?

2. What must Gabriel must be labeled in order to be released from the community?

3. What is Jonas's original number?

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

5. Where does Jonas's mother work?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Gabriel?

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

3. What does Jonas's Mother give to Jonas to help with the 'Stirrings'? What happens as a result?

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

5. Describe Jonas's family.

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

7. How do the elevens line up when they enter the stage?

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

9. Describe the characteristics of Fiona.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Jonas has been selected by the Chief Elder to become the Receiver. He has been set apart from the community. He will be different. Describe Jonas's interpretation of this assignment and how he will cope with his new responsibility. Compare the character of Jonas and his assignment to that of Fiona and her assignment in the House of the Old. Discuss the weight of responsibility.

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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