The Gift Of The Magi By O Henry Quiz

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The Gift Of The Magi By O Henry Quiz

This quiz will check your understanding of the short story, "The Gift of the Magi" by O Henry. Choose the best answer or complete the sentence by filling the blank.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At the beginning of the story, what is Della upset about?
    • A. 

      The thought of parting with her hair.

    • B. 

      The thought that Jim can not afford to buy her a nice gift

    • C. 

      The idea that she'd look stupid with short hair!

    • D. 

      The idea that she would not have a suitable gift for her Jim.

    • E. 

      Non of these; her name isn't Della!

  • 2. 
    Della's hair and Jim's watch have always been a source of:
    • A. 

      Pride

    • B. 

      Nervousness

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Shame

    • E. 

      None of these; Jim owned a ring!

  • 3. 
    Della buys a _____________for $20 that is just perfect for Jim. It was simple and chaste in design.
  • 4. 
    Jim reacts strangely to the news of Della's hair being sold because
    • A. 

      He thinks she looks like a Coney Island chorus girls

    • B. 

      He thinks she looks like a truant school boy

    • C. 

      He is upset that she did not consult him about her hair first!

    • D. 

      He knows that he has bought something she can not use!

    • E. 

      He is ashamed that he could not provide better for his family.

  • 5. 
    When Jim and Della realize the full extent of what they have done, they try to make the ____________ of it.
  • 6. 
    At the end of the story, Jim puts his present from Della away because
    • A. 

      He has no use for it at the moment.

    • B. 

      It is too valuable to use on a daily basis.

    • C. 

      It is gaudy and sticks out like a sore thumb!

    • D. 

      It is fragile.

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The story uses the literary device known as _______________ or a situational twist in plot that the reader may not guess or expect.
    • A. 

      Dialogue

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Exposition

    • E. 

      Climax

  • 8. 
    Plot is the _________________ of _________________ in a story...each leading to or causing the next to occur.
    • A. 

      Actions, heros

    • B. 

      Absence, action

    • C. 

      Cast, characters

    • D. 

      Sequence, events

    • E. 

      None of the above

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