# Gift Of The Magi By O. Henry

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After reading or listening to the story "Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry, answer the following questions.   You are only allowed to take this quiz once.

• 1.

### How much does Jim make each week?

• A.

\$30

• B.

\$20

• C.

\$25

• D.

It varies

D. It varies
Explanation
The given answer "It varies" suggests that Jim's weekly income is not fixed and can fluctuate. This could be due to various reasons such as working different hours each week, having a job with a variable income, or being paid based on commission or tips. Without further information, it is not possible to determine an exact amount for Jim's weekly earnings.

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• 2.

### How does Della get enough money to buy Jim's Christmas gift?

• A.

She saves her money all year.

• B.

She gets a job.

• C.

She sells her hair.

• D.

She sells her jewelry.

C. She sells her hair.
Explanation
Della gets enough money to buy Jim's Christmas gift by selling her hair. This implies that she is willing to make a sacrifice in order to afford the gift, suggesting her deep love and devotion for Jim.

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• 3.

### Which of the following phrases best identifies the theme of the story?

• A.

It's the thought that counts.

• B.

• C.

Love is the greatest gift of all.

• D.

Good things come in small packages.

C. Love is the greatest gift of all.
Explanation
The phrase "Love is the greatest gift of all" best identifies the theme of the story because it emphasizes the importance and value of love. It suggests that love is more valuable and meaningful than material possessions or money. This theme implies that love is a powerful force that can bring happiness and fulfillment in life.

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• 4.

### Jim's most prized possession is:

• A.

His watch.

• B.

His leather wallet.

• C.

His gold watch chain.

• D.

His prize hunting dog.

A. His watch.
Explanation
Jim's most prized possession is his watch because it is the only item mentioned that is not replaceable with a similar item. A leather wallet, a gold watch chain, and a prize hunting dog can all be replaced, but a watch holds personal value and sentimentality that cannot be easily replicated.

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• 5.

### What did Jim get Della for Christmas?

• A.

Hair combs

• B.

A gold hairbrush

• C.

A puppy

• D.

New dishes

A. Hair combs
Explanation
Jim got Della hair combs for Christmas.

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• 6.

### Which of the following events in the story is best described as ironic.

• A.

• B.

Della buys Jim a gold watch chain, but he sold his watch to buy her a gift.

• C.

Dell counts her money, but there is not enough.

• D.

B. Della buys Jim a gold watch chain, but he sold his watch to buy her a gift.
Explanation
The event where Della buys Jim a gold watch chain, but he sold his watch to buy her a gift is best described as ironic. This is because both Della and Jim make sacrifices to buy each other gifts, but their gifts end up being useless to each other. It is ironic because their actions show their love and selflessness, but their gifts are rendered useless due to their circumstances.

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