Is The Giver a Dystopia or a Utopia?


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Which of the following does NOT describe a utopia?

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1. Which of the following words best describes a dystopia?

2. Which of the following qualities from The Giver make it appear to be a utopia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Giver is a classic novel that introduces young readers to mankind's quest to create a perfect society. This quiz will assess your understanding of why such a feat has never been accomplished.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Utopian societies
  • Dystopian societies
  • The role of these societies in The Giver
  • Important plot points in The Giver

Skills Practiced

These assets will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Giver
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as utopia and dystopia
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of a dystopian society in the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about the difference between a utopian society and a dystopian one, review the accompanying lesson called Is The Giver a Dystopia or a Utopia? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring how utopian societies can become dystopian
  • Examining how the society in The Giver is a dystopian one
  • Discussing why a perfect society can never exist