What Genre is The Giver?


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The Giver can be considered a science-fiction novel because it:

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1. A dystopian society is best described as:

2. In literature, books are categorized into different genres based on:

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The Giver by Lois Lowry takes place in the future in a society that is somewhat similar to present day in structure, but many important factors have changed the way the culture interacts. This quiz will help you decide which aspects of the plot are important to determining the genre of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will gauge your understanding of specific reasons this book may be placed into one or more genres including:

  • Setting and time
  • Technology
  • Social state

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson regarding the important aspects of a story that can determine genre
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of genre
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as utopia and dystopia

Additional Learning

To learn more about determining genre and the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, review the lesson titled What Genre is The Giver? This lesson uses this novel as an example in figuring genre and provides details on:

  • Determining genre
  • Belonging to more than one genre
  • Aspects of genre