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The Giver

Lois Lowry

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1 . In the first chapter, why is the Pilot released from the community?

2 . Why does Jonas decide that “apprehensive” is a better word for his feeling than “frightened”?

3. What does Jonas’s mother do for a living?

4. Which rule is most frequently broken in Jonas’s community?

5 . Why does Jonas’s mother discourage Lily from becoming a Birthmother?

6. Why does Jonas worry about Asher’s Assignment?

7 . Why is Gabriel in danger of being released?

8 . What do the numbers assigned to each child signify?

9 . Why does the Chief Elder apologize to the audience at the Ceremony of Twelve?

10. How does the community react to the death of a child in the river?

11 . Where did the Giver get his wisdom?

12 . Which of the following was not written on Jonas’s Assignment sheet?

13 . What method does the Giver use to train Jonas?

14 . What are Stirrings?

15 . What is the first memory Jonas receives?

16 . Why is Lily skeptical of Jonas’s story about the elephants?

17 . What was the name of the failed Receiver who was chosen ten years ago?

18 . Why is Jonas not permitted to apply for release?

19 . How does Jonas help the newchild Gabriel go to sleep?

20 . Why do Jonas’s parents refuse to tell him that they love him?

21 . Why does Jonas interrupt his friends’ game of good guys and bad guys?

22 . Why does the Nurturing Center release one of every set of identical twins?

23 . Why does Jonas leave the community before the time he and the Giver had planned?

24 . How does Jonas keep the search planes from finding him and Gabriel?

25 . What does Jonas see (or think he sees) as he nears the bottom of the hill on the sled?

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The Giver

by svetlana123x, November 03, 2013

I need to know what this story is about

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Possible third explaination of the ending.

by i4cim2b, January 21, 2014

1. Those chosen to become receivers all had special vision. The Giver, Jonas, Rosemary and Gabriel had some thing different about their eyes.
2. It was ten years since Rosemary's release, that Jonas was chosen, Gabriel Was approximately ten years younger than Jonas and had the eyes, suggesting that he might possible be an obvious choice as a future receiver. He couldn’t sleep, possibly due to bad dreams, which could imply that he was receiving painful memories already. We know that memories can be transferred by means other than touc... Read more

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The Giver question

by MinecraftMaster369, January 26, 2014

Is there a video for this book? if there is, can you comment the link for it on sparknotes??? Thanks

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