The Jacket and 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8 Essay

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ANSWER KEY: SHORT ANSWER STUDY QUESTIONS - The Giver Chapters 1-2 1. What did the word "frightened" mean, according to Jonas? It was a "deep, sickening feeling of something terrible about to happen." What were Jonas and the other children taught to be careful about? They were taught to be careful about language. How did Jonas decide he felt? What was causing this feeling? He felt apprehensive. His special Ceremony of Twelve would be coming in December. What evening ritual did the family perform after dinner? They shared their feelings. What were the two occasions when release was not punishment? Release of the elderly and release of a newchild were not punishment. What did Father want to do about the newchild, and why? He wanted to bring the newchild home with him for extra nurturing. The child was not progressing and would be released if he did not improve. Father thought the extra attention would be helpful. What fascinated Jonas about his father? His father had broken the rule about looking at the year's Naming list. Why was the Ceremony of Twelve so important? The Twelves would get their adult job Assignments. It marked the end of their childhood and preparation for adult life.

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Chapters 3-5 1. What was unusual about Jonas and the newchild? They both had pale eyes. Most of the Community members had dark eyes. 2. Describe the Assignment of Birthmother. What did Lily's parents say about the Assignment? The Assignment did not have much honor. The Birthmothers had three children. They were not allowed to see the children. After the third child, the Birthmothers were given jobs as Laborers for the rest of their lives. 15

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What happened to the apple while Jonas was playing with it? The apple changed for an instant. Jonas was not sure what the change was, but he knew it had changed. Describe the celebration of release of Roberto. First, he told about his life. Then the attendants toasted, cheered, and chanted the anthem. Then Roberto made a good-bye speech. After that, he bowed and walked through a special door in the Releasing Room. Did Larissa know exactly where Roberto or anyone else went when they were released? No, she did not. What was Jonas's dream about? What did his mother and father say about it? He had a dream that he wanted Fiona to take off her clothes and get in a bathtub. His parents said it was the Stirrings. His mother gave him a pill that would stop them. She told him he would have to take one every day until he entered the House of the Old.

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Chapters 6-7 1. Describe the jacket that the Fours, Fives, and Sixes wore and the reason it was designed the way it was. Also describe the jacket the Sevens wore and what it symbolized. The jacket the Fours, Fives, and Sixes wore buttoned down the back so the children would have to help each other dress and learn interdependence. The jacket the Sevens wore had buttons in the front, which symbolized independence and growing up.

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Describe the Ceremony. Tell what happened at the Naming and the other age levels. During the Naming, the Nurturers brought the newchildren to the stage. They received their names and parents. The Eights received new jackets with smaller buttons and pockets. The pockets symbolized maturity and the ability of the wearer to keep track of small possessions. The Nines got their bicycles. The Tens had their long hair cut off. The female Elevens got new…