Conflict in The Giver


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In The Giver, which type of conflict could involve a character having to make a difficult decision?

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1. Jonas carrying Gabe through a snowstorm could be categorized as which type of conflict in The Giver?

2. Which is NOT a characteristic of a Person vs. Society conflict in The Giver?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can find several types of conflict in Lois Lowry's The Giver. To pass this quiz, you'll need to identify these types of conflict and understand how they're executed in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Name the type of conflict that involves a difficult decision that a character must make
  • Identify the type of conflict that's illustrated when Jonas carries Gabe through a snowstorm
  • Understand Jonas's central conflict
  • Assess the type of conflict that's demonstrated in a scene with Jonas, Asher and the children

Skills Practiced

The quiz allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding common types of conflict in literature
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of The Giver to identify the central conflict that Jonas experiences
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between the conflicts illustrated in the novel

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of literary conflicts, you can review the related lesson entitled Conflict in The Giver. The lesson will help you:

  • Understand why conflict is necessary in works of fiction
  • Learn about the four main types of conflict that authors commonly use
  • Identify which types of conflict tend to be more complex and intriguing