1. 1 . In the first chapter, why is the Pilot released from the community?

2. 2 . Why does Jonas decide that “apprehensive” is a better word for his feeling than “frightened”?

3. 3. What does Jonas’s mother do for a living?

4. 4. Which rule is most frequently broken in Jonas’s community?

5. 5 . Why does Jonas’s mother discourage Lily from becoming a Birthmother?

6. 6. Why does Jonas worry about Asher’s Assignment?

7. 7 . Why is Gabriel in danger of being released?

8. 8 . What do the numbers assigned to each child signify?

9. 9 . Why does the Chief Elder apologize to the audience at the Ceremony of Twelve?

10. 10. How does the community react to the death of a child in the river?

11. 11 . Where did the Giver get his wisdom?

12. 12 . Which of the following was not written on Jonas’s Assignment sheet?

13. 13 . What method does the Giver use to train Jonas?

14. 14 . What are Stirrings?

15. 15 . What is the first memory Jonas receives?

16. 16 . Why is Lily skeptical of Jonas’s story about the elephants?

17. 17 . What was the name of the failed Receiver who was chosen ten years ago?

18. 18 . Why is Jonas not permitted to apply for release?

19. 19 . How does Jonas help the newchild Gabriel go to sleep?

20. 20 . Why do Jonas’s parents refuse to tell him that they love him?

21. 21 . Why does Jonas interrupt his friends’ game of good guys and bad guys?

22. 22 . Why does the Nurturing Center release one of every set of identical twins?

23. 23 . Why does Jonas leave the community before the time he and the Giver had planned?

24. 24 . How does Jonas keep the search planes from finding him and Gabriel?

25. 25 . What does Jonas see (or think he sees) as he nears the bottom of the hill on the sled?

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