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'The Giver' Questions for Study and Discussion


The Giver

The Giver

Bantam Doubleday Dell Books
The Giver is a well-recognized work by Lois Lowry. Here are a few questions for study and discussion.
  • What is important about the title of The Giver? Answer

  • What are the conflicts in The Giver? What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or emotional) did you notice?

  • How does Lois Lowry reveal character in The Giver?

  • What are some themes? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • What are some symbols in The Giver? How do they relate to the plot and characters?

  • Are the characters consistent in their actions? Which of the characters are fully developed? How? Why?

  • Do you find the characters likable? Are the characters persons you would want to meet?

  • Does The Giver end the way you expected? How? Why?

  • What is the central/primary purpose of The Giver? Is the purpose important or meaningful?

  • How essential is the setting? Could The Giver have taken place anywhere else?

  • What elements of the story, plot, characterization, etc. are the most controversial?

  • Would you recommend The Giver to a friend?

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