The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

GUIDING QUESTIONS The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 1: What do you imagine it means when someone is released? What are some clues that Jonass community is

different from the one in which you live? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 2: How would you feel not to have your own individual birthday? If you were attending the Ceremony of Twelve with

Jonas, what Assignment do you think the Elders would select for you? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 3: How would you feel to be watched all the time, the way Jonas is?

Do you think it says something about Jonas that he sees the apple change? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 4: Jonass community has a lot of rules. Do you thing thats a good thing or a bad thing? Why?

The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 5: Why was Jonas embarrassed about telling his dream? How important is sameness in Jonass community? How important is it in your community?

The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 6: All the members of Jonass family had to sign a pledge that they would not become attached to the newchild, Gabe. Do you think its possible to keep such a promise? What do you think of how families in Jonass

community are formed? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 7: Do you think Asher should have been given the discipline wand when he was three, for saying smack instead o snack?

How would you feel if you were in Jonass shoes and the Chief Elder skipped right over you when she was making Assignments? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 8: What do you think Jonass Capacity to See Beyond is?

Would you rather be selected, as Jonas was, or assigned, as his group mates were? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 9: Jonas tells himself several times that things cant change between him and his best friend, Asher. Do

you think they can? Do you think they will? Why does Jonas find the final rule in his instructions, You may lie, so unsettling. The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 10: What do you think it means to live in a place where no

doors are ever locked? Jonas says, I thought there was only us. I thought there was only now. Do you think thats a good way to live? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 11:

Can you imagine giving up such things as snow and hills because they are impractical? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 12: Imagine a world without color. What color would you miss more?

What value, if any, is there to Sameness? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 13: Do you agree with Jonas that people have to be protected from wrong choices? As Jonas continues his training, he often finds himself

angry with his group mates and his family. Why? The Giver says that without memories, knowledge is meaningless. What does he mean? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 14: Do you agree that painful memories are made easier

when they are shared? Do you think its fair that one person in the community-The Receiver-should have to be burdened and pained by memories so that not one else is? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 15:

Why do you think The Giver asks Jonas to forgive him? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 16: The Giver gives Jonas many good memories. What are some of your best memories?

Do you think the elderly should be part of the community, or separate, as in Jonass community? Do you think Jonass parents love him? Do you think they know what love is? Doyou agree with Honas that things could be different? How? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 17: Why didnt the game of good guys and bad guys that Jonass friends play seem harmless to Jonas anymore? Should Jonas have asked them to stop playing it? Why or why not? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 18: Do you thing Rosemary sounds like she was or wasnt brave? Why did The Giver seem distracted after telling Jonas to stay away from the river? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 19: What do you think of what Jonass community calls release? Were you surprised at what it was? How do you think this new knowledge will affect Jonas? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS CHAPTER 20:

Jonas knows that if his plan fails, he could be killed. But he believes that if he stays, his life is no longer worth living. Do you agree? Do you thing The Giver should go with Jonas or stay? Why? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 21: How does Jonas show that he understands that the meaning of everything is to care about others? How do you think The Giver will feel when he realizes Jonas is gone? How will Jonass friends and family feel? Why is the community so desperate to get Jonas back? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 22: Jonas briefly wonders whether he made the wrong choice when he decided to run away. What do you think? The Giver: GUIDING QUESTIONS

CHAPTER 23: Although most of the memories have left Jonas, the feelings have not. Why do you think that is? How do you thing the story ends?

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