The Gift of the Magi
10 months ago
lgonza515_95750
Save
Edit
Host a game
Live GameLive
Homework
Solo Practice
Practice
15 QuestionsShow answers
  • Question 1
    300 seconds
    Q.

    How does the first paragraph develop the plot of the story?

    answer choices

    It illustrates how rude Della is.

    It illustrates how independent Della is.

    It illustrates how expensive it is to live in London.

    It illustrates how concerned with money Della is.

  • Question 2
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following answer choices best states a theme from the story?

    answer choices

    Your status doesn’t define you.

    Beauty isn’t everything.

    It’s the thought that counts.

    Unselfish love is the greatest gift.

  • Question 3
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following pieces of textual evidence best demonstrates the theme of the story?

    answer choices

    “One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies.”

    "Dell," said he, "let's put our Christmas presents away and keep 'em a while. They're too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs. And now suppose you put the chops on."

    “Isn't it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it.”

    “The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men.”

  • Question 4
    300 seconds
    Q.

    What is the purpose of paragraph 5’s discussion of the name “Dillingham”?

    answer choices

    It acts as a symbol of their decreasing wealth.

    It shows that they do not like their last name.

    It shows that last names are not important.

    It shows that Jim comes from a wealthy family but is not worthy of the family name.

  • Question 5
    300 seconds
    Q.

    What does the term “pier-glass” mean, as it is used in paragraph 7?

    answer choices

    decorative glass

    a mirror

    a window

    a shiny floor

  • Question 6
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Which detail from the text best supports the answer to the meaning of the word pier-glass?

    answer choices

    “Perhaps you have seen a pier-glass in an $8 flat.” (Paragraph 7)

    “…by observing his reflection…” (Paragraph 7)

    “Della, being slender, had mastered the art.” (Paragraph 7)

    “…whirled from the window and stood before the glass.” (Paragraph 8)

  • Question 7
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Reread paragraph 45. How are Jim and Della similar to the Magi?

    answer choices

    Jim and Della are shopping for Christmas presents; the Magi invented the tradition of giving Christmas presents

    Jim and Della make great sacrifices to give each other special Christmas gifts

    Jim and Della are poor, and cannot give each other what they want for Christmas

    Jim and Della are deeply religious, and hold the Magi in high esteem

  • Question 8
    300 seconds
    Q.

    What is Della’s concern as she waits for Jim to come home?

    answer choices

    She worries that Jim won’t like the present.

    She is concerned that he won’t like the chops that she is making for dinner.

    She is concerned because Jim is arriving home later than usual.

    She is concerned that he will no longer think she is pretty.

  • Question 9
    300 seconds
    Q.

    “There was nothing to do but flop down on the shabby little couch and howl.” This quotation shows Della’s sense of __________.

    answer choices

    control

    anger

    loneliness

    helplessness

  • Question 10
    300 seconds
    Q.

    What is the tone of the story?

    answer choices

    humorous

    sad

    irritated

    affectionate

  • Question 11
    300 seconds
    Q.

    Della’s hair and Jim’s watch have always been a source of ____________ for the two of them.

    answer choices

    pride

    shame

    happiness

    nervousness

  • Question 12
    300 seconds
    Q.

    How is the idea of family portrayed in the story?

    answer choices

    A mother with many children

    two parents and a baby

    a husband and wife

    a husband, a wife, and their friends

  • Question 13
    120 seconds
    Q. The story uses the literary device known as _______________ or a situational twist in plot that the reader may not guess or expect.
    answer choices
    Dialogue
    Metaphor
    Irony
    Climax
  • Question 14
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of irony is portrayed in the story?

    answer choices

    verbal (sarcasm)

    dramatic

    situational

    imagery

  • Question 15
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Which of the following is NOT a symbol in the story?

    answer choices

    Jim's watch

    Della's hair

    The color gray

    The red carpet

Report Quiz
Join a game