The Gift of the Magi
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  • Question 1
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    Q. At the beginning of the story, which of the following is most upsetting to Della?
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    the thought of parting with her hair
    The thought that short hair may be unattractive
    The idea of not having a present good enough for Jim
    The possibility that Jim would not be able to buy her a gift
  • Question 2
    60 seconds
    Q. Della's hair and Jim's watch have always made them feel:
    answer choices
    worthy of each other
    ashamed of their other possessions
  • Question 3
    60 seconds
    Q. Della chooses the gift she gets for Jim because it:
    answer choices
    costs just the right amount
    seems to be made for him.
    will make his old watch look like new.
    is surely nicer than what he has bought her
  • Question 4
    60 seconds
    Q. Why does Jim react so strangely when Della tells him she has sold her hair?
    answer choices
    He thinks she looks like a chorus girl
    He is upset that she didn't consult him
    He is ashamed of not being an adequate provider
    He has bought a gift for her that is no longer usable
  • Question 5
    60 seconds
    Q. When Della opens her gift, she is overcome with mixed feelings that include all of the following EXCEPT:
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  • Question 6
    60 seconds
    Q. Jim has sold what in order to buy a present for Della?
    answer choices
    His family's watch
    He didn't sell anything
    His shoes
    His overcoat
  • Question 7
    60 seconds
    Q. When Jim and Della realize the full extent of what they have done, they:
    answer choices
    refuse to believe it
    try to make the best of it
    look for someone else to blame
    make plans to undo what they have done
  • Question 8
    60 seconds
    Q. At the end of the story, Jim puts his gift from Della away for safekeeping because:
    answer choices
    it is fragile
    it is valuable in terms of money
    it is valuable in emotional terms
    he doesn't have a current use for it
  • Question 9
    60 seconds
    Q. O. Henry references the Magi in both the title and the story itself. What kind of literary device is this?
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  • Question 10
    60 seconds
    Q. What type of irony is used in this story?
    answer choices
    Situational Irony
    Dramatic Irony
    Verbal Irony
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