The Giver Chapter 1 Quiz

It is December. This should be a time eagerly anticipated by people Jonas's age, but instead this member of the "Elevens" has a sense of foreboding. In fact, everyone in his year feels uneasy. Be sure you understand what is going on in Jonas's world and what is making many in his community so uncomfortable by taking the quiz over Chapter 1 in The Giver by Lois Lowry from eNotes.

  1. Why must Asher apologize to his community?

  2. A year earlier, what had frightened Jonas and his community?

  3. What was the worse thing that could happen to a member of the community?

  4. What does Jonas's family do every night after dinner?

  5. What word does Jonas decide best describes his feelings about December?