The Giver Comprehension Questions Ch. 16-19

After the memory of war, The Giver is gentle with Jonas, giving him tidbits of happy memories. What are some of these memories? Some of the memories included a birthday party , museum visits, riding a horse, and a campfire in the woods.
What is the Giver’s favorite memory? The Giver’s favorite memory is a happy , warm, hoilday celebration with family that includes brightly wrapped presents, colorful decorations, wonderful kitchen smells, a dog lying by the fire, and snow outside.
Where does Jonas learn he can find the names of his parent’s parents? Jonas can find the names of his parent’s parents in the Hall of Open Records.
Why doesen’t Jonas want to play the “Goodguys/Badguys” game anymore? Jonas doesn’t want to play the Goodguys/Badguys game anymore because he is still sad abot the memory of war that The Giver transmitted to him.
What feelings does Jonas experience when he is given the holiday celebration memory? Jonas experiences love, warnth, and happiness.
Twins are not acceptable in the community. Why? What determines their fate? Twins would look alike, and this would cause confusion and more births that are permitted. The one who weighs the most is kept.
Who was Rosemary? Why did she ask the Chief Elder for release? Rosemary wat the former “Receiver or Memory.” She did not have enough courage to handle the pressure.
After Rosemary’s “Release”, what happend to the community? The community had to take on the burden of memories she had already received from The Giver.
What does Jonas learn about what happens during a “Release”? The “released” victim is given a lethal injection.
Can you think of a time either in present day or in past histor when certain people have been “Released” for various reasons? Answers can vary: a prisoner on death row is “released” with by way of lethal injection as a punishment for a crime he has committed.

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