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The Giver Whole Novel Test - Standards-Based

Quiz by Jessi Spivey

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  • Q1
    1. Which text evidence best supports Jonas’s claim, “It’s the Ceremony that I’m apprehensive about. It’s almost December.”
    “Did you still play at all, after Twelve?” Jonas asked.
    It was a secret selection, made by the leaders of the community, the Committee of Elders.
    “I worry a little about Asher’s Assignment,” Jonas confessed.
  • Q2
    2. Which passage expresses Jonas’s point of view when the apple changes?
    “Jonas had been completely mystified.”
    “It was slightly bruised now, because Asher had dropped it several times. But there was nothing all unusual about the apple."
    “And again—in the air, for an instant only—it had changed.”
  • Q3
    3. How does the dream-telling scene with Jonas and his family impact the novel’s plot?
    Jonas realizes it’s “always better, less rude” to talk about things that were the same.
    Jonas remembers a strong feeling towards Fiona, and it makes him uncomfortable.
    Since his dream was about Fiona, his parents now tell him about the Stirrings.
  • Q4

    4. The author uses this passage mainly to: 

    Passage: “When he began to talk again, it was with greater precision. And now his lapses are very few.  His corrections and apologies are very prompt. And his good humor is unfailing.”

    show the reader that use of the discipline wand helped to correct Asher’s speaking problems.
    provide a summary of Asher’s early accomplishments
    show the reader that Asher puts his best effort into his volunteer hours
  • Q5
    5. At his Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas realizes, “She skipped me.” Which reaction best represents the impact of these words on Jonas?
    “Could he have forgotten his own number?”
    “He wanted to disappear, to fade away, not to exist.”
    “He felt dizzy, and couldn’t focus his attention.”
  • Q6
    6. Which example best reflects an increase in tension when Jonas is selected at the Ceremony?
    “Jonas was identified as a possible Receiver many years ago.”
    “He is to be alone, apart while he is prepared by the current Receiver.”
    “The training required of you involves pain, physical pain.”
  • Q7
    7. How does the author use a literary device in the following sentence: He felt fear flutter within him.
    Alliteration is used to emphasize important words.
    Personification is used to emphasize the fluttering sound.
    Metaphor is used to show fear as something very strong.
  • Q8

    8. Which set of words best describes the author’s tone in this passage? 

    Passage:   Jonas was shocked. A name designated Not-to-Be-Spoken indicated the highest degree of disgrace. “What happened to her?” he asked nervously. But his parents looked blank.  “We don’t know,” his father said uncomfortably. “We never saw her again.”  A silence fell over the room.

    frustrated and urgent
    miserable and disappointed
    mysterious and troubled
  • Q9
    9. Which quotation best reveals Jonas’s confusion when The Giver tells him, “My job is to transmit to you all the memories I have within me.”
    “I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now.”
    “Maybe I’m not smart enough.”
    “Do you mean Elsewhere, too?”
  • Q10
    10. How does the author use figurative language in this passage from Jonas’s snow memory: He could see a bright, whirling torrent of crystals in the air around him, and he could see them gather on the backs of his hands, like cold fur.
    A simile is used to compare the backs of his hands to cold fur.
    Personification is used to show the air gathering.
    A simile is used to compare the whirling crystals to cold fur.
  • Q11
    11. Which quotation best demonstrates Jonas’s frustration with Sameness?
    “We really have to protect people from wrong choices.”
    “I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!”
    “Why did the colors disappear?”
  • Q12
    12. The author mainly uses the incident of Jonas’s painful sled memory
    to show the reader that with Sameness, people didn’t experience excruciating pain
    so Jonas will understand why his rules do not allow pain medication
    to show the reader that The Giver must release the pain memories one at a time
  • Q13
    13. Which example most strongly demonstrates The Giver using his wisdom to help the Community?
    “I knew that there had been times in the past when people had destroyed others in haste, in fear, and had brought about their own destruction."
    “I simply advised them against increasing the population.”
    “They prepared to shoot it down. But they sought my advice.”
  • Q14

    14. The author uses this conversation for each purpose EXCEPT: 

    Passage:   “When did they decide that?” Jonas asked angrily. “It isn’t fair. Let’s change it!”            “How do you suggest we do that? I’ve never been able to think of a way, and I’m supposed to         be the one with all the wisdom.”   “But there are two of us now,” Jonas said eagerly. “Together we can think of something!”

    to advance the plot with the possibility of an action plan
    to show strong character traits in Jonas such as determination and optimism
    to show the development of a theme about wisdom
  • Q15
    15. Choose the description from Jonas’s memory of warfare in which the author’s tone can be described as mournful:
    Dirt streaked the boy’s face and his matted blond hair.
    He lay sprawled, his gray uniform glistening with wet, fresh blood.
    A wild-eyed horse, its bridle torn and dangling, trotted frantically through the mounds of men, tossing its head, whinnying in panic.

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