Quiz: The Giver By Lois Lowry

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The Giver Quizzes & Trivia

The Giver is an American young-adult dystopian novel written in 1993 by Lois Lowry. The story follows Jonas, a 12-years-old boy in a society that appears to be utopian in the beginning but as the story progresses, it's revealed that it was actually dystopian. Well, that's enough for a formal description, let's see if you know about the story or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Jonas selected for at the Ceremony of Twelve?
    • A. 

      Recreation Manager

    • B. 

      Receiver of Memory

    • C. 

      Sanitation

  • 2. 
    What job does Jonas' father have?
    • A. 

      Releaser

    • B. 

      Educator

    • C. 

      Nurturer

  • 3. 
    What is extraordinary about Gabriel's eyes?
    • A. 

      They are light

    • B. 

      They are dark

    • C. 

      Nothing, they are just like everyone else's

  • 4. 
    What "something" does Jonas see when he looks at the apple and Fiona's hair?
    • A. 

      The color blue

    • B. 

      The color yellow

    • C. 

      The color red

  • 5. 
    What decision does Jonas make after seeing the memory of"family"?
    • A. 

      To stop taking his pills

    • B. 

      To run away

    • C. 

      To ask Fiona on a date

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Love

    • C. 

      Music

  • 7. 
    What do we learn about Rosemary, the previous Receiver?
    • A. 

      She wasn't brave enough to receive memories

    • B. 

      She was a witch

    • C. 

      She was the Giver's daughter

  • 8. 
    Why does Jonas decide to leave the Community early?
    • A. 

      He is afraid of being caught

    • B. 

      Gabriel is going to be released

    • C. 

      He doesn't trust the Giver anymore

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      They get stronger

    • B. 

      They get brighter

    • C. 

      They get weaker

  • 10. 
    How does Jonas keep the planes from discovering him and Gabriel?
    • A. 

      He transfers memories of cold

    • B. 

      He transfers memories of animals

    • C. 

      He transfers memories of heat

  • 11. 
  • 12. 
    What are some examples of euphemisms used in the story? Why does the Community use euphemisms?
  • 13. 
    The Giver was supposed to give Jonas memories of bravery, courage, and strength. Do you think these memories would have helped Jonas? Do you think that Jonas has those abilities without the memories?
  • 14. 
    Jonas's parents say that the word "love" in "imprecise" and "obsolete". Why? Do you agree?
  • 15. 
    The Giver says to Jonas at one point, "It's the choosing that's important, isn't it?" Do you think choice is important? What are some instances where it is ok to have choice taken away?