The Gift Of The Magi By O. Henry

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  • 1. 
    Gives rise to ; cause
    • A. 

      Singed

    • B. 

      Cascade

    • C. 

      Instigates

  • 2. 
    Moving with ease
    • A. 

      Agile

    • B. 

      Discreet

    • C. 

      Coveted

  • 3. 
    Making something seem less important; lower the value of
    • A. 

      Depreciate

    • B. 

      Ransacking

    • C. 

      Nimble

  • 4. 
    Waterfall
    • A. 

      Scrutiny

    • B. 

      Cascade

    • C. 

      Agile

  • 5. 
    Searching thoroughly
    • A. 

      Discreet

    • B. 

      Instigates

    • C. 

      Ransacking

  • 6. 
    Showing good judment in what one says or does; being especially silent or careful.
    • A. 

      Scrutiny

    • B. 

      Discreet

    • C. 

      Coveted

  • 7. 
    Close inspection
    • A. 

      Scrutiny

    • B. 

      Cascade

    • C. 

      Nimble

  • 8. 
    Quickly moving
    • A. 

      Ransacking

    • B. 

      Agile

    • C. 

      Nimble

  • 9. 
     slightly burned
    • A. 

      Singed

    • B. 

      Deprecited

    • C. 

      Discreet

  • 10. 
    Used longed for
    • A. 

      Cascade

    • B. 

      Mar

    • C. 

      Conveted

  • 11. 
    How much money did Della earn when she cut and sold her hair?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      20

  • 12. 
    The use of good judgement and common sense
    • A. 

      Prudence

    • B. 

      Assertion

    • C. 

      Cascade

    • D. 

      Vestibule

  • 13. 
    Why does the author call Jim and Della foolish?
    • A. 

      Because they were not in love

    • B. 

      Because they did not spend Christmas together

    • C. 

      Because they sold their most prized possession

    • D. 

      Because they were not a wealthy couple

  • 14. 
    In the poem Luxury by Nikki Giovanni, the author concludes that what is the ultimate luxury in life?
    • A. 

      Wealth

    • B. 

      Fame

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Fortune

  • 15. 
    How does Jim earn enough money to be able to buy his wife a Christmas present?
    • A. 

      He works day and night for 3 weeks.

    • B. 

      He sells his most prized possession, his watch

    • C. 

      He offers to clean houses in the neighborhood

    • D. 

      He does not get enough money and does not buy the present

  • 16. 
    In the title, The Gift of the Magi, who do the Magi refer to?
    • A. 

      The Three Musketeers

    • B. 

      Jim, Della's husband

    • C. 

      The three wisemen that brought the gifts to the infant Jesus

    • D. 

      The man in the story that sold Della the watchfor Jim

  • 17. 
    The __________ basketball player moved quickly up and down the court.
    • A. 

      Inconsequential

    • B. 

      Assertion

    • C. 

      Cascade

    • D. 

      Agile

  • 18. 
    What did Jim buy Della for Christmas?
    • A. 

      Combs for her hair

    • B. 

      New kittens

    • C. 

      A new yellow sundress

    • D. 

      A hairbrush

  • 19. 
    The _______ puppy was wanted by all the little children at the park.
    • A. 

      Predominating

    • B. 

      Chronicle

    • C. 

      Agile

    • D. 

      Coveted

  • 20. 
    A statement
    • A. 

      Assertion

    • B. 

      Vestibule

    • C. 

      Prudence

    • D. 

      Chronicle

  • 21. 
    Which of the following definitions is the correct definition for situational irony?
    • A. 

      The contrast between what the reader or character expects and what a reader or character expects and what actually exists or happens

    • B. 

      Occurs when someone says something and means another

    • C. 

      A character that provides a striking contrast to anotherprovides a striking contrast to another

    • D. 

      A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things

  • 22. 
    Bobby_____ a fight in the lunch room and the principal gave him a detention.
    • A. 

      Agile

    • B. 

      Coveted

    • C. 

      Cascade

    • D. 

      Instigated

  • 23. 
    Why is Della unhappy at the beginning of the story?
    • A. 

      She found out her husband was having an affair

    • B. 

      She has long hair and wants short hair

    • C. 

      Can not visit her mother and father for Christmas

    • D. 

      She has very little money to buy her husband a present

  • 24. 
    When Della sees her present from Jim she first reacts with joy and quickly she begins crying.  Which of the following statements is what Della said in reaction to her gift?
    • A. 

      Jim, I bought those for myself

    • B. 

      Oh Jim, you are so sweet

    • C. 

      My hair grows so fast Jim

    • D. 

      Take them back , I do not want them

  • 25. 
    Most important or frequent
    • A. 

      Agile

    • B. 

      Coveted

    • C. 

      Predominating

    • D. 

      Inconsequential

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