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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 the larger twin?
2. What do Jonas and Gabriel see in the trees on their way to a new life?
3. What object does Father take out of the cupboard after the identical twins are weighted?
4. When can The Giver apply for release?
5. What happens to Jonas when he is sledding in Chapter 14?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jonas want to watch his Father do at the beginning of Chapter 19? How does the Giver make this happen?
2. What happens to Fiona's hair as Jonas and Fiona travel to the House of Old in Chapter 12?
3. What are the other children doing as Jonas and Asher are playing in the field on their day off from school?
4. What does Jonas decide to do after he finds out that his Father is a murderer?
5. What is Jonas feeling as he throws a tantrum on The Giver's couch after seeing his Father release a twin?
6. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?
7. Why did the Elders remove colors from the community?
8. Why did the old Receiver fail?
9. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
10. What does Jonas's father do to the infant twin to release him/her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Jonas asks his parents "Do you love me?" His parents rely with amusement but then chastise him for using the wrong word. Jonas then lies to his parents. Discuss whether or not this lie is justified for the sake of self-preservation. Use examples from the text.
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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