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. Where does Jonas volunteer in Chapter 4?

2. What object does a person received when they receive their assignment?

3. Why might Gabriel be released?

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

5. What is Jonas's original number?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Jonas's family.

10. What is the significance of Lily's new jacket that she receives at the Ceremony?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Elders control and regulate the activities of the community in The Giver. In America, the older generations is similarly in charge of the younger. Write a description of reversal where the young are in more positions of power and authority. What would America look like? What societal characteristics might improve, and what might suffer?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how and why the old Receiver failed at her job. Use examples from the text. Discuss how her failure affects Jonas's confidence? Explain further how the role of positive role models affect success in the youth.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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