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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 give Jonas a memory of that gives Jonas great pain?
2. What character does Jonas try to give an awareness of the color red to?
3. What action of defiance does Jonas take after he lies to his parents about understanding the word "love"?
4. What happens to Jonas when he is sledding in Chapter 14?
5. What happens to the larger twin?
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 are the other children doing as Jonas and Asher are playing in the field on their day off from school?
3. What is Jonas feeling as he throws a tantrum on The Giver's couch after seeing his Father release a twin?
4. What will happens to the identical twins?
5. Why does Jonas take Gabriel with him on his journey to a new life?
6. What does Jonas's father do to the infant twin to release him/her?
7. What happens as a result of Jonas receiving the memory of war?
8. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?
9. Why do Jonas and Gabriel hide in the trees after leaving the community?
10. Does The Giver ever wish to be released? Explain.
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
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
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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