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Posted November 14, 2007 at 9:43 AM via web

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In The Giver, what four qualities does the Chief Elder say the Receiver of Memory must have?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 14, 2007 at 10:35 AM (Answer #1)

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The Receiver of Memory must have the qualities of intelligence, integrity, courage, and the Capacity to See Beyond.

Jonas has all of these qualities.  He has shown his intelligence by being "a top student throughout his school days", and has exhibited integrity by forthrightly presenting himself for chastisement when he has committed a transgression.  The Elders feel he has the courage to endure the pain he will encounter in his training, and the current Receiver testifies that Jonas has the hard-to-define gift, the Capacity to See Beyond (Chapter 8).

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happyfeet123456789 | eNoter

Posted September 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM (Answer #2)

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Jonas has the capacity to see beyond

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happyfeet123456789 | eNoter

Posted September 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM (Answer #3)

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1. Courage: Jonas has the courage to undergo the rigorous training required of the receiver.

2. Intelligence: Jonas has been a top student throughout his school days.

3. Integrity: Jonas would always present himself promptly for chastisement when he has committed a transgression.

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gurjot03 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 5, 2012 at 2:53 AM (Answer #4)

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courage 

intelligence

integrity

wisdom 

capacity to see beyond

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