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. Jonas tells his parents about his dream that took place where?

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

3. Which character does Jonas dream of in Chapter 5?

4. The Speaker accuses Jonas of this because he took an object home.

5. What happens to the audience when Jonas looks out upon them?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What assignment is Jonas given?

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

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

5. Describe Jonas's family.

6. What does Jonas learn from Larissa at the House of the Old?

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

8. Describe the characteristics of Fiona.

9. Who is Gabriel?

10. What instruction is Jonas most impressed with when he receives the printed sheet that describes his training?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the moment where Jonas realizes that his Father has killed the smaller of the identical twin babies. Describe this realization in detail and cite the text. Make the connection of when a child realizes his/her parents have not been honest. Does this happen often in the life of children and if so, how do Jonas's coping skills reflect how society has been conditioned to deal with disappointment.

Essay Topic 2

Jonas receives the memory of war. He experiences pain, death, and destruction. He becomes highly affected and emotional. In what ways does war shape a community? In what ways does it bring people together and also tear them apart? Cite examples, such as Jonas's reaction, from the text in your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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