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. After the Ceremony of Twelves, what characteristic no longer matters?

2. The Ceremony of Twelve is when the children are assigned their life jobs. Who observes the child before placement?

3. How long does Jonas have to take the pill?

4. What assignment does Madeline receive, which Jonas is glad he did not?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Jonas anticipating as the novel opens and why?

2. Who is Gabriel?

3. Why did the Elders remove colors from the community?

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

5. What happens as a result of Jonas receiving the memory of war?

6. Jonas and Gabriel began to get hungry on their journey. How does Jonas alleviate this feeling, and is it successful?

7. Why did the old Receiver fail?

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

9. What memory does the Giver give to Jonas in Chapter 15 that takes away some of The Giver's pain?

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

Essay 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 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 has been given the job of Receiver, which sets him apart from his community. He is now unique. He can lie if he wants and he is exempted from rudeness. Write about the freedom of being unique and how it must feel to be exempted from the rules of society. What are the benefits? At the same time, write about how that separation might alienate a person from society.

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