"The Giver" Key Details Quiz - Chapters 1-5

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    According to Chapter 1, what frightened Jonas about a year ago?

    • A.

      A thunderstorm

    • B.

      A lion

    • C.

      A jet

    • D.

      A policeman

    Correct Answer
    C. A jet
    Explanation
    In Chapter 1, Jonas mentions being frightened by a jet about a year ago. This suggests that the loud noise or unexpected presence of a jet startled him and caused fear. The other options (thunderstorm, lion, policeman) are not mentioned in Chapter 1 as sources of fear for Jonas.

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  • 2. 

    According to the text, what punishment does a community member receive when they commit a major wrongdoing or crime?

    • A.

      Death

    • B.

      Community service

    • C.

      Jail

    • D.

      Release from the community

    Correct Answer
    D. Release from the community
    Explanation
    When a community member commits a major wrongdoing or crime, the punishment they receive is being released from the community. This means that they are no longer considered a part of the community and are expelled or banished from it. This punishment serves as a way to remove the individual from the community and prevent them from causing further harm or disruptions within it. It also serves as a deterrent for others, sending a message that major wrongdoings or crimes will result in being excluded from the community.

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  • 3. 

    What does Jonas's family do after eating each evening meal?

    • A.

      Talk about their feelings

    • B.

      Watch television

    • C.

      Read a book together

    • D.

      Help clean up

    Correct Answer
    A. Talk about their feelings
    Explanation
    After eating each evening meal, Jonas's family engages in a conversation where they discuss their emotions and thoughts. This allows them to connect with each other on a deeper level and understand each other's experiences. By sharing their feelings, they create a supportive and open environment within the family. This practice promotes emotional intelligence and strengthens their bond as a family unit.

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  • 4. 

    During the evening sharing of feelings, what problem does Lily share?

    • A.

      That she wanted to go on vacation

    • B.

      A boy from another community cut in line at the slides

    • C.

      That math class was too hard

    • D.

      That she fell and cut her knee

    Correct Answer
    B. A boy from another community cut in line at the slides
    Explanation
    Lily shares that a boy from another community cut in line at the slides.

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  • 5. 

    What concern does Father share during the evening sharing of feelings?

    • A.

      He had to wait in line to buy gasoline.

    • B.

      One of the newborns was not growing fast enough.

    • C.

      He wanted a job working with the elderly.

    • D.

      He wanted a raise in his salary.

    Correct Answer
    B. One of the newborns was not growing fast enough.
    Explanation
    The father's concern during the evening sharing of feelings is that one of the newborns in his family is not growing fast enough. This indicates that he is worried about the health and development of the baby, and it is a matter of priority for him.

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  • 6. 

    What is considered a family in Jonas's community?

    • A.

      Husband, wife, and two children- one male and one female

    • B.

      Parents with as many children as they have funds to take care of properly

    • C.

      Parents that get a certain amount of children based on their job

    • D.

      Parents were sick

    Correct Answer
    A. Husband, wife, and two children- one male and one female
    Explanation
    In Jonas's community, a family is considered to be composed of a husband, a wife, and two children - one male and one female. This suggests that the community values traditional nuclear families and places importance on having a balanced gender representation within the family unit.

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  • 7. 

    What was unusual about the number of children Jonas's community?

    • A.

      The number of children varies from year to year.

    • B.

      There are always more boys than girls.

    • C.

      There are always 50 children born each year.

    • D.

      There are always more girls than boys.

    Correct Answer
    C. There are always 50 children born each year.
    Explanation
    The unusual aspect about the number of children in Jonas's community is that there are always 50 children born each year. This is not a common occurrence as the number of children born in most communities tends to vary from year to year.

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  • 8. 

    What rule had Father broken?

    • A.

      He walked to work instead of riding his bicycle.

    • B.

      He didn't go to the December ceremony.

    • C.

      He asked for three children.

    • D.

      He looked up Gabe's name before the ceremony.

    Correct Answer
    D. He looked up Gabe's name before the ceremony.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He looked up Gabe's name before the ceremony." This suggests that there is a rule or expectation that Father should not have looked up Gabe's name before the ceremony. This rule could be related to keeping the ceremony a surprise or maintaining the element of suspense. By looking up Gabe's name beforehand, Father may have unintentionally spoiled the surprise or disrupted the intended order of events.

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  • 9. 

    The Receiver of Memory is considered the _________________ Elder, while the Chief Elder is still the _________________ of the community.

    • A.

      Most important; leader

    • B.

      Leader; most important

    • C.

      Old; Youngest

    • D.

      The Elder assign the job based on your family history

    Correct Answer
    A. Most important; leader
    Explanation
    The Receiver of Memory is considered the most important Elder, while the Chief Elder is still the leader of the community. This means that although the Receiver holds a significant role in the community, the Chief Elder ultimately has the highest authority and is responsible for leading and making decisions for the community as a whole.

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  • 10. 

    How are people in Jonas's community assigned jobs?

    • A.

      Everyone registers for the jobs they want at the courthouse.

    • B.

      The Elders assign the jobs based on where you spend your volunteer hours.

    • C.

      The Elders assign jobs based on a test you take.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Elders assign the jobs based on where you spend your volunteer hours.
    Explanation
    In Jonas's community, people are assigned jobs based on where they spend their volunteer hours. This means that individuals have the opportunity to explore different areas of work by volunteering in different places, and based on their experiences and skills, the Elders assign them a job that aligns with their interests and abilities. This system allows for a fair and efficient allocation of jobs, ensuring that each person is placed in a role that suits them best.

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  • 11. 

    In The Community, at what age do you stop celebrating/remembering birthdays?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    C. 12
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12 because it is commonly believed that once a person reaches their teenage years, the significance of celebrating or remembering birthdays diminishes. At this age, individuals may start to prioritize other milestones or events in their lives, such as graduations or becoming legal adults at 18. Additionally, as people get older, they may place less emphasis on birthdays and instead focus on other aspects of life, such as career or family. Therefore, 12 can be seen as a turning point where birthday celebrations may become less important.

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  • 12. 

    What are "comfort objects" and when do you have to give them back?

    • A.

      Blankets; 12

    • B.

      Heating pads; 7

    • C.

      "imaginary" stuffed animals; 8

    • D.

      Pajamas; 6

    Correct Answer
    C. "imaginary" stuffed animals; 8
    Explanation
    Comfort objects are items that provide a sense of security and comfort to individuals, typically children. These objects can be stuffed animals, blankets, heating pads, or even pajamas. In this case, the correct answer is "imaginary" stuffed animals. This suggests that comfort objects can also be imaginary or pretend, serving the same purpose of providing comfort and security. The number 8 indicates that at the age of 8, children may start to outgrow their need for comfort objects and may not require them anymore.

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  • 13. 

    What physical feature do Jonas and Gabe have in common?

    • A.

      Freckles

    • B.

      Pale eyes

    • C.

      Pug nose

    • D.

      Black hair

    Correct Answer
    B. Pale eyes
    Explanation
    Jonas and Gabe have pale eyes in common. This physical feature is significant in the story as it symbolizes their unique abilities to perceive and receive memories. It sets them apart from others in their community, who have regular, non-pale eyes. The pale eyes represent their special connection to the past and their role as receivers of wisdom and knowledge.

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  • 14. 

    What does Jonas notice "change" as it is in the air?

    • A.

      The ball he is playing catch with

    • B.

      The apple he is playing catch with

    • C.

      The orange he is eating for breakfast

    • D.

      Asher's tunic color

    Correct Answer
    B. The apple he is playing catch with
    Explanation
    Jonas notices a change in the apple he is playing catch with.

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  • 15. 

    What rule does Jonas break?

    • A.

      He doesn't play games at the recreation center one day.

    • B.

      He did not eat all of his supper.

    • C.

      He played catch with an apple.

    • D.

      He took an apple from snack, home.

    Correct Answer
    D. He took an apple from snack, home.
  • 16. 

    What do the children of The Community do between the ages of 8 and 12?

    • A.

      Volunteer work at a place of their choosing

    • B.

      School from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    • C.

      Exercise for at least two hours a day

    • D.

      Go to camp each summer

    Correct Answer
    A. Volunteer work at a place of their choosing
    Explanation
    Between the ages of 8 and 12, the children of The Community engage in volunteer work at a place of their choosing. This suggests that the society values community involvement and encourages children to contribute to the betterment of their community at an early age. It also promotes empathy, responsibility, and a sense of belonging among the children. By allowing them to choose their volunteer work, it gives them autonomy and the opportunity to explore their interests and passions while making a positive impact on society.

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  • 17. 

    What work do Asher, Fiona, and Jonas do together on their last day of volunteer hours?

    • A.

      Work at the manufacturing center

    • B.

      Deliver packages

    • C.

      Change diapers at the Nurturing Center

    • D.

      Bath the elderly at the House of the Old

    Correct Answer
    D. Bath the elderly at the House of the Old
    Explanation
    Asher, Fiona, and Jonas spend their last day of volunteer hours together by bathing the elderly at the House of the Old. This implies that they are involved in providing care and assistance to the elderly residents at the facility.

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  • 18. 

    What is the treatment for "Stirrings?"

    • A.

      Pills

    • B.

      Therapy

    • C.

      Shots

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    A. Pills
    Explanation
    The treatment for "Stirrings" is pills. This suggests that Stirrings is a medical condition that can be managed or cured by taking medication in the form of pills. It is likely that pills are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms or address the underlying cause of Stirrings. Other treatment options such as therapy or shots may not be effective or necessary in this case.

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  • 19. 

    The following excerpt would be an example of a/an:  "Jonas thought back. He remembered the day the plane flew overhead. How scared he had been. How nervous he had been. The plane was silver and came rushing over him."

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Flashback

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    Correct Answer
    B. Flashback
    Explanation
    The given excerpt is an example of a flashback because it describes Jonas thinking back to a past event. It specifically mentions him remembering a day when a plane flew overhead and how scared and nervous he had been. This indicates that Jonas is reflecting on a previous experience, which is characteristic of a flashback.

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  • 20. 

    The following excerpt would be an example of a/an: "Jonas looked into the child's eyes. They were like his own. Like a deep river where things were lurking at the bottom that had not been discovered yet."

    • A.

      Allusion

    • B.

      Flashback

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    The given excerpt can be considered as foreshadowing because it hints at something that will happen in the future. The comparison between the child's eyes and a deep river suggests that there are hidden or undiscovered things that will be revealed later on. This creates a sense of anticipation and suggests that there will be significant developments or revelations related to the child or their eyes in the future.

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