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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 happens to Jonas when he is sledding in Chapter 14?
2. What is the first color Jonas is beginning to see?
3. What happens to the sled during the memory sequence in Chapter 12?
4. What can Jonas now see and keep by Chapter 17?
5. What does Jonas no longer care about as the journey gets progressively longer?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?
2. Does The Giver ever wish to be released? Explain.
3. Describe Jonas's parents reaction to the elephant memory that Jonas shares with them.
4. What happens when Gabriel is placed into Jonas's room for the night?
5. Why did the Elders remove colors from the community?
6. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
7. What happens to Jonas and Gabriel as the road becomes more difficult to ride upon?
8. What does Jonas want to watch his Father do at the beginning of Chapter 19? How does the Giver make this happen?
9. Why did the old Receiver fail?
10. Jonas is reluctant to go back to the Annex because of the emotions he felt during the memory of war. The Giver is gentle with Jonas. What does he do to comfort Jonas after the memory of war?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the ending of The Giver. Do you agree with how the story ends? Cite one piece of evidence from the text that you relate to and agree with. What is the central message of the novel?
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
Jonas witnesses children playing a pretend game of war. Watching them upsets Jonas. Write an essay on violent movies in American society. How does the mere pretending of painful events affect audiences? Is pretending appropriate in gaining understanding or are we exacerbating violence and war, and essentially sending the message that violence is the solution to conflict, instead of diplomacy.
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