After Twenty Years MCQ Quiz

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How often do you read short stories? What about "After Twenty Years"? If you have ever read this amazing short story, you can easily ace our MCQ quiz questions. After Twenty Years is written by American short-story writer O. Henry and was originally published in the year 1906. The following quiz contains questions and answers from the whole story. Do you think you can attempt them all? Give it a try and see for yourself. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a better title than "After Twenty Years?"

    • A.

      It's about Time

    • B.

      After Two Centuries

    • C.

      TIme is Ticking

    • D.

      Friends that Meet

    Correct Answer
    A. It's about Time
    Explanation
    The title "It's about Time" is a better choice than "After Twenty Years" because it captures the essence of the story. The phrase "It's about Time" suggests that the story is centered around the concept of time, which is a key theme in the narrative. Additionally, this title is more intriguing and engaging for readers, as it hints at the potential exploration of the passage of time and its impact on the characters.

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  • 2. 

    What is the problem in the story?

    • A.

      The police officer is walking down the street.

    • B.

      Guy is smoking a cigar.

    • C.

      Friends haven't seen each other in year's.

    • D.

      The restaurant is torn down.

    Correct Answer
    C. Friends haven't seen each other in year's.
    Explanation
    The problem in the story is that the friends haven't seen each other in years. This suggests that there may be a lack of communication or a strained relationship between the friends. The other statements in the question, such as the police officer walking down the street, a guy smoking a cigar, and the restaurant being torn down, do not indicate any specific problem in the story.

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  • 3. 

    Where was the setting of the story?

    • A.

      A hotel

    • B.

      Torn down restaurant

    • C.

      On the door step of a hardware store

    • D.

      In an alley

    Correct Answer
    C. On the door step of a hardware store
    Explanation
    The setting of the story was on the door step of a hardware store. This means that the events and actions in the story took place outside the entrance of a store that sells hardware items. The location of the setting can play a significant role in the story, as it can affect the atmosphere, interactions between characters, and the overall plot development.

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  • 4. 

    Where did the friend move?

    • A.

      Out west

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      South

    Correct Answer
    A. Out west
    Explanation
    The friend moved out west.

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  • 5. 

    How long has it been since the friends have seen each other?

    • A.

      1 year

    • B.

      10 years

    • C.

      200 years

    • D.

      20 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 20 years
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20 years because it is the option that indicates the longest duration of time since the friends last saw each other. The other options, 1 year, 10 years, and 200 years, are all shorter durations of time and do not match the given information. Therefore, 20 years is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of the restaurant?

    • A.

      Joedonalds

    • B.

      Beef O' Brady's

    • C.

      Big Joe' Brady's

    • D.

      Joe's Crab Shack

    Correct Answer
    C. Big Joe' Brady's
    Explanation
    Big Joe's Brady's is the correct answer because it is the only option provided that includes the name "Joe" in it. The other options do not have the word "Joe" in them.

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  • 7. 

    How long has it been since the restaurant was torn down?

    • A.

      400 years

    • B.

      20 years

    • C.

      10 years

    • D.

      5 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 years
    Explanation
    The restaurant was torn down 5 years ago.

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  • 8. 

    Jimmy Wells and Bob were ________.

    • A.

      Very close friends

    • B.

      Relatives

    • C.

      Siblings

    • D.

      Enemies

    Correct Answer
    A. Very close friends
    Explanation
    Jimmy Wells and Bob were very close friends. This can be inferred from the fact that they were mentioned together without any negative connotation or indication of conflict. The term "very close" implies a strong bond and positive relationship between the two individuals.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the criminal in the story?

    • A.

      Bob

    • B.

      The policeman

    • C.

      Jimmy

    • D.

      The undercover agent

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob
    Explanation
    In the short story "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry, the criminal is Bob, also known as "Silky" Bob. He is one of the main characters in the story and has a reunion with his old friend, Jimmy Wells, a police officer. Bob is the criminal who is wanted by the police, and he is eventually arrested by his friend Jimmy when he shows up at their planned meeting place after twenty years.

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  • 10. 

    What was the suspense in the story?

    • A.

      The policeman Bob met earlier was Jimmy Wells.

    • B.

      Bob was the criminal that Police were on lookout for.

    • C.

      Both A and B

    • D.

      Bob was waiting for Jimmy at the decided spot.

    Correct Answer
    C. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The suspense in the story is that both options A and B are true. The revelation that the policeman Bob met earlier was actually Jimmy Wells adds a twist to the story and creates suspense. Additionally, it is revealed that Bob is the criminal that the police were looking for, which further adds to the suspense. The fact that both of these unexpected events occur simultaneously creates a heightened sense of anticipation and mystery.

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