The Gift of the Magi
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    At the beginning of the story, which of the following is most upsetting to Della?

    answer choices

    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
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Della's hair and Jim's watch have always made them feel...

    answer choices

    proud

    nervous

    worthy of each other

    ashamed of their possessions

  • Question 3
    30 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 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    When Jim and Della realize the full extent of what they have done, they...

    answer choices

    refuse to believeit

    try to make the best of it

    look for someone else to blame

    makes plans to undo what they have done

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Jim's gold watch, his finest possession, is a family heirloom, inherited from his...

    answer choices

    father

    uncle

    brother

    sister

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    "...Della's beautiful hair fell about her, rippling and shining like a cascade of brown waters"

    answer choices

    simile

    personification

    alliteration

    onomatopeia

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Della's hair reaches her _____ before she cuts it

    answer choices

    shoulders

    waist

    knees

    calves

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    How much does Della sell her hair for?

    answer choices

    $10

    $20

    $50

    $100

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Of these events, which happened last?

    answer choices

    Della bought Jim a gift

    Della cried about only having $1.87

    Della went to Madame Sofronie's

    Della cut her hair

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which statement best expresses the theme of this story

    answer choices

    give people gifts that they can actually use

    being with loved ones is more important than getting gifts

    the best gift involves sacrifice

    don't waste your money on expensive gifts

  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What type of irony was used in the story?

    answer choices

    dramatic irony

    situational irony

    verbal irony

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The repetition of "gray" reinforces the ____ mood

    answer choices

    colorful

    holiday

    dreary

    boring

  • Question 13
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What point of view is the story told in?

    answer choices

    3rd person limited

    3rd person omniscient

    2nd person

    1st person

  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What character trait(s) does Della possess?

    answer choices

    ungrateful

    uncaring

    unselfish

    all of the above

  • Question 15
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Della chooses the gift she gets for Jim because it...

    answer choices

    costs just the right amount

    seems to have been made for him

    will make his old watch look new

    is surely nicer than what he has bought for her

  • Question 16
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Della is overcome with mixed feelings about her gift that gift that include all the following EXCEPT?

    answer choices

    guilt

    delight

    despair

    disbelief

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
    Q.

    At the end of the story, Jim plans to put the fob chain 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 any current use for it

  • Question 18
    30 seconds
    Q.

    The theme of this story is that Jim and Della's love for each other is much more valuable than

    answer choices

    a material gift

    an expensive dinner

    a person's opinion

    a verbal expression of love

  • Question 19
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Which word(s) best describe the tone of this story?

    answer choices

    bittersweet

    caring

    sentimental

    all of the above

  • Question 20
    30 seconds
    Q.

    "... life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating" is what mood?

    answer choices

    indifferent

    depressing

    encouraging

    hopeful

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