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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. Because Gabriel is doing so well, where do the nurturers decide that Gabriel must be taken?
2. What does Jonas first dream of after seeing The Giver?
3. When Jonas is on The Giver's couch in Chapter 20, what does Jonas scream that he wants?
4. When did the council add the no release rule to the list for Jonas?
5. What happens to the landscape as Jonas rides upon it in Chapter 22?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jonas's father do to the infant twin to release him/her?
2. Why does Jonas take Gabriel with him on his journey to a new life?
3. What happens to Fiona's hair as Jonas and Fiona travel to the House of Old in Chapter 12?
4. What is Jonas feeling as he throws a tantrum on The Giver's couch after seeing his Father release a twin?
5. What does Jonas decide to do after he finds out that his Father is a murderer?
6. What happens to Jonas and Gabriel as the road becomes more difficult to ride upon?
7. What memory does the Giver give to Jonas in Chapter 15 that takes away some of The Giver's pain?
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 do Jonas and Gabriel hide in the trees after leaving the community?
10. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Jonas takes on the memory of The Giver to ease his pain. Does the ability to blunt pain make for a more peaceful, easier life? Or, does muting the feelings associated with living a normal life sacrifice the freedom of choice? Cite examples from the text in your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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