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The Giver
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10/15/2008

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What did the family do after the evening meal?
Definition
talk about their feelings
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What is a family in the community
Definition
a boy, a girl, a mother and a father
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What is unusual about the number of children of any one age in the community?
Definition
There are always 50 of each age.
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How did people in the community get jobs?
Definition
The elders assigned jobs.
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What physical feature did Jonas and Gabe have in common?
Definition
They both had pale eyes.
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What did the children do between the ages of 8 and 12?
Definition
They did volunteer work.
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How were "stirrings" treated?
Definition
They took pills to stop "stirrings."
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What special thing did "sevens" get?
Definition
coats that buttoned down the front
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What happened at the Ceremony of Nine?
Definition
children received bikes
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What was Asher's assignment?
Definition
Asher was assigned Director of Recreation.
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What happened when it was Jonas's turn to receive his assignment?
Definition
Jonas was skipped.
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What is Jonas's assignment?
Definition
Receiver of Memory
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What happened to the last Receiver of Memory?
Definition
She was released.
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The job of Receiver of Memory involved what 5 characteristics?
Definition
physical pain, intelligence, integrity, bravery and wisdom
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Name the "shocking" rule on Jonas's list.
Definition
You may lie.
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How did the Giver look?
Definition
old and tired
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What was the Receiver's job?
Definition
to learn and keep the memories for the whole world
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What was the first memory the Giver gave Jonas?
Definition
snow
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In the first memory, Jonas got to ride what?
Definition
a sled
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What happened to the Giver after he gave Jonas a memory?
Definition
He no longer had the memory.
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What did Jonas experience for the first time that no one else could experience?
Definition
color
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Why sameness?
Definition
It kept people from making the wrong choices.
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When the last Receiver failed what happened to the memories?
Definition
They were released into the community.
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What problem did Gabriel have?
Definition
He did not sleep well at night.
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What happened if twins were born in the community?
Definition
The smallest twin would be released.
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How did Jonas help Gabriel sleep?
Definition
Jonas gave him a memory of a boat sailing.
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After the memory of war, what kind of memories did the Giver give Jonas?
Definition
happiness
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When Jonas was given the memory about the family he learned about _______.
Definition
love
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What did Jonas throw away?
Definition
His pills.
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What was the name of the Receiver that failed?
Definition
Rosemary
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What did Jonas watch on the video screen?
Definition
the release of the twin
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How was the newborn released?
Definition
a shot of medicine in the forehead
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What happened to the newchild after the shot?
Definition
He died.
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What is "release?"
Definition
death
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How did Father act as he performed the release?
Definition
He acted like it was a normal thing.
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What is the plan that Jonas and the Giver worked out?
Definition
Jonas's escape.
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What was one phycsical feature of a Receiver?
Definition
pale eyes
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The Giver's first insight was _____.
Definition
music
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Who was Rosemary?
Definition
She was the Giver's daughter.
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After the escape, when did Jonas and Gabriel sleep?
Definition
at night
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How did the community search for Jonas?
Definition
They searched with planes.
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How does the landscape change as Jonas and Gabriel move away from the community?
Definition
It becomes colorful and full of life.
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What did Jonas find in the "Elsewhere?"
Definition
a house lit up with twinkling lights