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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 is the reason why Gabriel begins to sleep through the night?
2. What does Gabriel wake up in the night doing in Chapter 12?
3. Who does Jonas discover is scheduled to be released the morning after the twins?
4. Where do parents move to after their children have grown up?
5. When did the council add the no release rule to the list for Jonas?
Short Essay Questions
1. Jonas and Gabriel began to get hungry on their journey. How does Jonas alleviate this feeling, and is it successful?
2. What happens when Gabriel is placed into Jonas's room for the night?
3. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?
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 want to watch his Father do at the beginning of Chapter 19? How does the Giver make this happen?
6. What happens to Fiona's hair as Jonas and Fiona travel to the House of Old in Chapter 12?
7. Why did the old Receiver fail?
8. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
9. What will happens to the identical twins?
10. What memory does the Giver give to Jonas in Chapter 15 that takes away some of The Giver's pain?
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
In Chapter 10, The Giver describes to Jonas that he is weighted by memories of the world and of the past Receivers. Discuss a significant event in recent world history. In what way has that memory "lived on" long after the event has transpired.
Essay Topic 3
Gabriel has pale eyes; Jonas has pale eyes; The Giver has pale eyes. Describe the ways in which the characters in The Giver use physical characteristics to impart, judge, and interpret meaning. In what ways do Americans use physical characteristics, including skin color, to impart meaning and to judge?
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