Stirrings in The Giver


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Why does the society in The Giver want to get rid of the 'stirrings?'

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1. In The Giver, the 'stirrings' are controlled by doing what?

2. Why does the Giver tell Jonas to stop taking the pill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Stirrings' hold a strong significance in the society of The Giver. This quiz will ask you why society wants to get rid of 'stirrings' and how people control them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Understand why the novel's society wants to get rid of 'stirrings'
  • Know how 'stirrings' are controlled
  • Determine why the Giver tells Jonas to stop taking his pills
  • Recognize true statements regarding The Giver
  • Assess how Jonas's parents realize he has 'stirrings'

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding how people control 'stirrings'
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between true and false statements pertaining to The Giver
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Jonas's parents to determine how they find out that Jonas has 'stirrings'

Additional Learning

To get more information on this novel, read the related lesson called Stirrings in The Giver. The lesson will help you:

  • Describe the world in The Giver
  • Define dystopia as it relates to the novel
  • Identify Jonas's job