Jonas in The Giver: Character Analysis & Traits


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Which of the following traits in Jonas made the elders look to him for a special position of honor within the community in The Giver?

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1. What does Jonas decide to do for the community in The Giver?

2. Why does the Chief Elder wait until the end of the Ceremony of Twelve to assign Jonas his adult job in The Giver?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jonas is the main character from Lois Lowry's novel, The Giver. To pass the quiz, you'll need to understand Jonas's character traits, actions, and decisions from the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Identify the trait that causes the elders to give Jonas a special position
  • Recall Jonas's rare physical characteristic
  • Determine why Jonas is given his assignment at the end of the Ceremony of Twelve
  • Know why Jonas decides to stop taking his pills
  • Understand why Jonas leaves the community with Gabriel

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Jonas to answer questions about his unique traits and abilities
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the reason Jonas decides to leave the community
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jonas from The Giver

Additional Learning

The related lesson entitled Jonas in The Giver: Character Analysis & Traits goes into more detail about the novel's protagonist. The lesson will help you:

  • Define stirrings
  • Understand how Jonas changes throughout the course of the novel
  • Analyze quotes from The Giver