Plot Events
Characters
Themes
Jonas' Memories
Miscellaneous
100

What job is Jonas assigned at the Ceremony of 12?

The Receiver of Memory

100

Who is Jonas' best friend?

Asher

100

What are the predominant feelings associated with Jonas' war memories?

Pain, anger, fear

100

What is Jonas's first memory?

His first memory is when he is riding a red sled on a snowy hill, and he experiences snow for the first time. 

100

What color does Jonas see first?

Red

200

What does the Receiver of Memory do? 

The Receiver of Memory keeps all of the memories the community has forgotten. 

200

What's the name of Jonas' sister?

Lily

200

What theme does Jonas' leaving the community have?

Coming of Age/ Hero's Quest /Sacrifice for the greater good

200

What is Jonas's first memory?

Snow/sledding

200

Who are the only people who can be seen without clothes?

babies and old people
300

What do community members do when "the Stirrings" begin? 

They begin to take a daily pill to suppress their emotions.

300

Who is Jonas' female friend?

Fiona

300

What is the theme of the book related to Jonas' community?

Teacher's discretion:  various responses are acceptable.

Utopia without free will becomes a Dystopia.

Safety and security are forms of control.

300

Why does the Giver give Jonas the war memory?

The Giver cannot handle the pain of carrying the memory and asks Jonas to help him.

300

Why is Jonas scared at the beginning of the book?

There is an unauthorized airplane flying over the Community.

400
Name two ways Jonas changes when he is Receiver.  

He experiences love (for Gabriel) and pain (war).  He sees colors, animals, weather conditions, different landscapes, people of color, etc.  Jonas is allowed to lie.  Jonas stops taking the pills.

400

What is the name of the baby that comes home with Jonas' father?

Gabriel

400

What does Jonas learn by the end of the book?

Teacher's discretion:  various answers are acceptable.

Love is more important than negative emotions.

Being human requires sacrifice.

400

What is another painful memory Jonas has after the war memory?

Jonas feels sunburn.

400

What does it mean to see "beyond"?

Jonas and the Giver can perceive something different about the human experience.  They see beyond the community's reality to the past memories and feelings.

500

1. What does Jonas decide to do at the end of the story? 

2. Who is with him? 

3. Why?

Jonas and the Giver decide to let Jonas leave the community in order to release the memories. 

Jonas takes Gabe. 

He does this because Gabe is due to be released.

500

1. What was the name of the previous Receiver of Memory?

2. What relation did she have to the previous Giver?

Rosemary

She was the Giver's daughter.

500

What is the predominant message that the reader should learn (complete sentence)?  

Teacher's discretion:  various answers are acceptable. 

To be human means to experience all kinds of emotions and experiences, both negative and positive.  

Life is not worth living if a person can't experience love.

500

What is a memory Jonas experiences with animals?

In one memory, Jonas sees a dead elephant, and a live elephant begins crying over the dead elephant.

500

What does Jonas see and hear at the end of the book?

He hears music and sees flashing colored lights.

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