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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 does The Giver play so Jonas can witness the request he'd made to see his Father doing something?
2. What happens to Fiona's hair once Jonas and Fiona arrived at the House of Old in Chapter 12?
3. What memory does the Giver give Jonas before he leaves on his journey?
4. What is the reason why Gabriel begins to sleep through the night?
5. What action of defiance does Jonas take after he lies to his parents about understanding the word "love"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did the old Receiver fail?
2. What are the other children doing as Jonas and Asher are playing in the field on their day off from school?
3. Why do Jonas and Gabriel hide in the trees after leaving the community?
4. What is Jonas feeling as he throws a tantrum on The Giver's couch after seeing his Father release a twin?
5. What happens as a result of Jonas receiving the memory of war?
6. Why does Jonas take Gabriel with him on his journey to a new life?
7. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
8. What does Jonas want to watch his Father do at the beginning of Chapter 19? How does the Giver make this happen?
9. What happens to Fiona's hair as Jonas and Fiona travel to the House of Old in Chapter 12?
10. What happens when Gabriel is placed into Jonas's room for the night?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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