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. While Jonas's mother is speaking with him about his dream, Jonas's father takes Lily where?

2. In Chapter 3, what happens to the object as Asher and Jonas played catch?

3. What does it mean to be "released?"

4. Jonas casually picks up what object from a bucket where the snacks are kept?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Lily's mother reprimand her for wanting to become a Birthmother?

3. What kind of volunteer work does Jonas do once he reaches the House of the Old?

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

5. What is different about Gabriel?

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

7. What happens at the Ceremony of Twelve?

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

9. How is the Receiver different from the community?

10. What assignment does Fiona receive and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Giver gives Jonas the memory of color, starting with the color red taken from the dream of snow and sledding. Discuss the significance of why the community does not retain color and memory. Does living in muted gray make a more simple life?

Essay Topic 2

The Ceremony of Twelve is a rite of passage. Jonas is nervous and Lily is excited. Discuss the rites of passage that the youth of America experience. In what ways are they similar to the rites of passage in the community in The Giver? In what ways are they different?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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