Metaphors in The Giver


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What is a metaphor?

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1. In The Giver, what do light eyes indicate?

2. What does color mean to Jonas in The Giver?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Giver makes frequent use of metaphors to elaborate on the novel's significant objects and characters. Questions in this quiz will assess your understanding of some of the most important metaphors in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will ask you questions about the following, in reference to The Giver:

  • Jonas's desire to escape
  • Gabriel's significance
  • Color
  • Light eyes
  • Metaphors

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - recognize and demonstrate an understanding of important terms, primarily 'metaphor'
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of Jonas's character to explain his urgent need to escape
  • Knowledge application - use lesson content to answer questions about metaphors in The Giver

Additional Learning

How does Lois Lowry's use of metaphors in the novel The Giver impact the reader's experience? The lesson, Metaphors in The Giver, will explore the metaphors of color, the baby and light eyes in the novel, and will give users a chance to:

  • Review major plot points in the story
  • Explore Jonas and how he differs from his peers
  • Analyze the reasons for Gabe's impending 'release'