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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. When can The Giver apply for release?
2. Where do parents move to after their children have grown up?
3. Because Gabriel is doing so well, where do the nurturers decide that Gabriel must be taken?
4. What does the Giver beg Jonas to do when Jonas walks into the Annex to see him in Chapter 15?
5. What happens to the sled during the memory sequence in Chapter 12?
Short Essay Questions
1. Does The Giver ever wish to be released? Explain.
2. Why do Jonas and Gabriel hide in the trees after leaving the community?
3. Describe Jonas's parents reaction to the elephant memory that Jonas shares with them.
4. Why is Gabriel sleeping well through the night by Chapter 16?
5. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
6. Why did the Elders remove colors from the community?
7. What does Jonas want to watch his Father do at the beginning of Chapter 19? How does the Giver make this happen?
8. What are the other children doing as Jonas and Asher are playing in the field on their day off from school?
9. Jonas is reluctant to go back to the Annex because of the emotions he felt during the memory of war. The Giver is gentle with Jonas. What does he do to comfort Jonas after the memory of war?
10. What will happens to the identical twins?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jonas dreams of "Stirrings" in his sleep. His mother gives him a pill to numb the feelings he experiences. Think of the pharmaceutical industry in the United States today. How is the industry masking certain health issues. Make the comparison/connection of today's society to Jonas and his mother's reaction to his "Stirrings."
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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