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Irony in The Giver

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When Jonas believes that releasing to Elsewhere means being sent to another community to live, but the audience knows better, what type of literary device is used in The Giver?

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1. In The Giver, while Jonas imagines that 'release' means going to live in a neighboring community, what is really happening to the person who is 'released'?

2. What does Jonas think has happened when the Chief Elder skips him during the Ceremony of Twelve in The Giver?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Giver is a dystopian novel that uses various literary techniques to communicate important themes and ideas. This quiz focuses on irony, and the questions will test your knowledge of the book's use of irony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of irony in The Giver as it relates the following:

  • The release to Elsewhere
  • Jonas during the Ceremony of Twelve
  • The Chief Elder's actions during the ceremony
  • Father's interaction with Gabe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have learned about the use of irony in The Giver
  • Making connections - use the lesson's information about Jonas to understand his thoughts during the Ceremony of Twelve
  • Defining key concepts - identify and define the various types of irony that the novel employs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of irony found in The Giver

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson called Irony in The Giver contains much more information about the use of this literary technique. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Review the reasons why twins cannot be allowed to exist in the novel's society
  • Explore the specifics of Gabe's release
  • Discuss Jonas's reaction to the realization that Gabe will be released
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