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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 Jonas when he is sledding in Chapter 14?
2. What object does Father take out of the cupboard after the identical twins are weighted?
3. What does Gabriel do continuously throughout the night in Chapter 14?
4. What does Jonas no longer care about as the journey gets progressively longer?
5. What is the announcement from the Speaker regarding school that brings joy to the students?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jonas decide to do after he finds out that his Father is a murderer?
2. Jonas and Gabriel began to get hungry on their journey. How does Jonas alleviate this feeling, and is it successful?
3. What happens in the memory of the sled that causes pain to Jonas?
4. What will happens to the identical twins?
5. What memory does the Giver give to Jonas in Chapter 15 that takes away some of The Giver's pain?
6. What happens as a result of Jonas receiving the memory of war?
7. What memory does The Giver give to Jonas to help him understand color?
8. 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?
9. What happens to Jonas and Gabriel as the road becomes more difficult to ride upon?
10. What happens to Fiona's hair as Jonas and Fiona travel to the House of Old in Chapter 12?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the moment where Jonas realizes that his Father has killed the smaller of the identical twin babies. Describe this realization in detail and cite the text. Make the connection of when a child realizes his/her parents have not been honest. Does this happen often in the life of children and if so, how do Jonas's coping skills reflect how society has been conditioned to deal with disappointment.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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