Ceremonies in The Giver


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In Lois Lowry's The Giver, a child's age is not celebrated by an individual birthday. Instead, in what events does the community mark a child's age?

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1. During the Ceremony of One in Lois Lowry's The Giver, all children born in the previous year receive their _____ and are placed with a family unit.

2. What age is the final, and possibly most important, ceremony in The Giver by Lois Lowry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Lois Lowry's The Giver, normal celebrations and traditions have been replaced in favor of more communal ceremonies. These events play a major role in the novel, and these quiz questions will test your comprehension of their significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The tradition that has replaced birthdays
  • Events at the Ceremony of One
  • The group responsible for the Assignments
  • The society's final ceremony

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - call upon the lesson's explanation of the ceremonies when answering questions
  • Reading comprehension - affirm that you have learned the most important information from the related lesson on The Giver
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the focus of the Ceremony of Twelve

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Ceremonies in The Giver. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the reason for the implementation of the ceremonies
  • Study the most important ceremonies and why they are considered significant
  • Compare and contrast the differences between this society and our own