At the beginning of the book, what had made Jonas feel frightened?
A jet flying through the community
Why does he take the object from the center?
Jonas saw the apple change somehow and decided to take it home.
BONUS - What is the standard apology phrase?
"I apologize for inconveniencing my learning community."
Why could Jonas not guess as to what his Assignment might be?
He didn't have anything he really loved to do or had a passion for.
How does Larissa described the special event?
They explained his/her life, made a toast, and walked out the door.
Describe the disgrace that once happened to an Eleven.
One Eleven didn't finish all of his volunteer hours so he had to finish them in a month and then get his assignment secretly.
How was Caleb's welcome into the community different from Roberto's?
They chanted his name unlike Roberto's.
Why couldn't Asher have been an Instructor of Threes?
He couldn't pronounce words right when he was 3 when the job was to teach the children to speak correctly.
How did the community punish children?
They were smacked with the discipline wand on the hands and legs.
What physical characteristic does the man who currently hold this position (Receiver of Memory) share with Jonas?
What FIVE qualities does Jonas possess that made him the Elder's choice for this position?
Wisdom, courage, integrity, intelligence, capacity to see beyond
What does the Chief Elder say to each child, including Jonas, as they are presented with their assignments?
"Thank you for your childhood"
After he is given his position, Jonas feels_________ and _________ for the first time.
BONUS - The Twelves all have a new title that is reflected on their bike's nameplate. This title is _____.
Citizen in training
What is different about the sledding memory the Giver gives Jonas?
The hill didn't have that much snow so when he went down he fell and broke his leg.
Jonas asks the Giver why the must hang onto memories of anguish. His response is that "It gives us_________."
What did the citizens petition the Committee of Elders for "some years ago?"
That Birthmothers should have 4 children.
What memory cause the Giver to advise against this?
When there was a huge population and this cause people to go into poverty, starve, and die.
What happens when Gabriel sleeps in Jonas' room?
Gabriel wakes up in the middle of the night. Jonas pats his back and thinks about the sailboat. He realizes that he is transferring that memory to Gabriel. Jonas still has the memory but it's faint.
At the end of chapter 14, Jonas describes a power that frightens him. What is it?
The ability to transfer memories
What calming memory does Jonas use in chapter 14.
He uses the memory of him on a sailboat and the sight of the blue sky.
Why does the Giver sometimes send Jonas away?
The Giver is sometimes in pain so he tells Jonas to leave.
BONUS - What phrase does Jonas repeat that sometimes seems humorous, meaningful, important, and ominous?
"Back and back and back"
What does Jonas understand after receiving a memory in which he rode with a horse?
The relationship between man and animals.
What does Jonas learn after receiving a memory of walking through the woods?
He learned solitude and it's joy.
What does Jonas consider dangerous that is featured in the Giver's memory?
The fireplace and the candles because they were lite on fire.
Explain the difference between grandparents of the past and the Old in the community.
The Old in the community go to the House of the Old and are pampered and well taken care of. Grandparents of the past live on their own and visit their family.
List the four things that Jonas tells Gabriel there could be with change.
Love, colors, grandparents, and evryone would have memories
BONUS - What does the Giver say to Jonas after giving him the disturbing memory of warfare?
What three things happen in the community during an unscheduled holiday?
Parents don't go to work, kids don't go to school, laborers go to work
What word does Jonas use to describe the difference of his feelings versus how Lily or everyone else in the community expresses their feelings and why is this ironic?
Depth and it is ironic because the community wants percision of language, they don't want feelings.
After he leaves Jonas and Fiona at the play area, why does Jonas suddenly feel "overwhelmed with feelings of loss?"
Because when they are playing war, it reminds him of the memory of the boy dying and needing water. Also, he wants his childhood back and feels lonely.
What big event is happening the next day for father?
He will have to choose which male twin will stay in teh community and which one will be released.
Why can Jonas not request to be released?
Because it says in his rules that he can't apply for release.