The Giver Chapters 14-16 Study Questions

Jonas asked what made The Giver suffer. What memory did The Giver transmit to explain it?
The Giver transmitted a memory of a sledding accident. Jonas fell off the sled
and broke his leg.
What did Jonas realize about his family after his session with The Giver?
He realized his family members had never known pain.
Jonas asked why he and The Giver had to hold the memories. What was The Giver’s answer? What was his example?
He said the memories gave them wisdom. He explained the request from the Committee of Elders when they wanted to increase the birth rate. The Giver remembered hunger and famine and warfare and told them not to increase the birthrate.
What did Jonas want to do about the memories and the traditional way of doing things?
He wanted to change the traditional way of doing things and give everyone the
How did Jonas help Gabriel get to sleep?
Jonas gave Gabriel a memory of sailing on a lake.
What pain did The Giver ask Jonas to take in Chapter 15?
The Giver transmitted the pain of being injured in a battle during a war
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How did Jonas feel about being the Receiver at the beginning of Chapter 16?
He didn’t want to be the Receiver. He wanted his childhood and his friends.
Describe The Giver’s favorite memory that he gave to Jonas. How did Jonas feel about
There was a tree with lights on it inside a house. Children were unwrapping
packages. Jonas perceived family. The Giver explained what Grandparents were.
He also gave Jonas the word “love.” Jonas liked the memory. He wished his life could be that way although he thought it might be a little bit dangerous.
What question did Jonas ask his parents after his session with The Giver? What was their answer? What was his reaction?
He asked if they loved him. They told him to use more precise language. They
said he had used an old, meaningless word. They asked if he understood why it
was inappropriate. He lied for the first time and said he did.
Jonas did something different the next morning. What was it?
He did not take his pill.