Gift of the Magi
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    Why does Jim react so strangely when Della tells him she has sold her hair?

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    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 2
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    Q. How much did Mrs. Sophie give to Della for her hair?
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    $20.00
    $30.00
    $50.00
    $1.87
  • Question 3
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    Q. What did Jim sell in order to buy Della a gift?
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    His watch chain
    His hair
    His walking cane
    His pocket watch
  • Question 4
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    Q. Why does Jim react so strangely when he comes home and sees Della with short hair? 
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    He is mad because she cut her hair.
    He doesn’t recognize her. 
     He is upset that he had to sell his watch. 
    He is confused because he bought Della combs to use in her long hair. 
  • Question 5
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    Q.

    What did Della buy Jim for Christmas?

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    A silver chain for his watch

    A new briefcase for work.

    A new coat

    A new watch

  • Question 6
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    How much money did Della have at the beginning of the story?

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    21.87

    60 cents

    1.87

    Story did not say

  • Question 7
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    Q.

    What was the couple's last name?

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    Young

    Dillingham

    Solomon

    Sofronie

  • Question 8
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    Q.

    What was Jim's most prized possession?

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    his father's coat

    his pocket watch

    his hair

    His wife

  • Question 9
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    Q.

    What was Della's most prized possession?

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    her hair

    a diamond necklace

    her mom's ring

    her husband

  • Question 10
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    Q.

    What is the best theme for the story?

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    to give gifts out of sacrificial love

    to tell people what you are getting them for Christmas so mistakes won't happen

    to give gifts because they gave you a gift

    to save money so when Christmas comes you will have money

  • Question 11
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    Which statement best expresses the theme of the story?

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    Make sure you give people gifts they can actually use.

    Spending time with people you love is more important than getting them gifts.

    The love and sacrifice that goes into a gift is more important than the gift itself.

    Don't waste money o expensive gifts.

  • Question 12
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    What is the setting of the story?

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    Paris, France, 2000

    New York City, 1900s

    East Tennessee, 1890

    The Appalachian Mountains, 1925

  • Question 13
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    How was Della feeling at the beginning of the story?

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    excited because Christmas was tomorrow

    proud because she managed to save up money for Jim’s gift

    upset because she didn’t have much money to spend on a gift for Jim

    concerned because she thought Jim would be upset if he didn’t get a nice gift

  • Question 14
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    Q.

    When Jim and Della realize the full extent of what they have done, they try to make the ____________ of it.

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    Best

    Worst

    Nothing

  • Question 15
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    Q. Della's hair and Jim's watch have always made them feel:
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    proud
    nervous
    worthy of each other
    ashamed of their other possessions
  • Question 16
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    Q. When Della opens her gift, she is overcome with mixed feelings that include all of the following EXCEPT:
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    guilt
    despair
    delight
    disbelief
  • Question 17
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    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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    Foreshadowing
    Allusion
    Metaphor
    Personification
  • Question 18
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    Q. The exchange of gifts between Jim and Della is the ______.
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    exposition
    rising action
    climax
    resolution
  • Question 19
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    Q. When we as readers are called upon to think about the sacrifices that Jim and Della make for each other, this is the ______.
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    falling action
    climax
    resolution
    point of view
  • Question 20
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    Q. Name the conflict: Della is conflicted because she knows she could get good money for her hair. 
    answer choices
    Man vs. Society
    Man vs. Man
    Man vs. Self
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