What is the cliffhanger at the end of chapter eight of "The Giver"?

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In Chapter 8, Jonas is named the new Receiver of Memory in the ceremony. The cliffhanger is that Jonas does not fully understand what this means, as this job is one that is a very rare one to be appointed to. The chapter ends with an ominous tone, "...he was filled with fear. He did not know what his selection meant. He did not know what he was to become. Or what would become of him."