The Gift Of The Magi MCQ Quiz Questions And Answers

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 17467

SettingsSettingsSettings
The Gift Of The Magi MCQ Quiz Questions And Answers - Quiz

Loved reading, The Gift of magi? Check out these MCQ questions and answers for the short story "The Gift of the Magi" will check your understanding and sharpness of your memory regarding this story. So, play this quiz and recall your memories now. "The Gift of the Magi," first published in the year 1905, is a short story written by O. Henry that depicts the story of a couple who don't have much. Here, in this quiz, you have to choose the best answer to get the perfect score. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    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.

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    Della's hair and Jim's watch have always been a source of:
    • A. 

      Pride

    • B. 

      Nervousness

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Shame

  • 7. 
    What is the central theme of this story?
    • A. 

      Unconditional love

    • B. 

      Sacrifice

    • C. 

      Hatred

    • D. 

      Lust

  • 8. 
    Why do Jim and Della want to present the gifts?
    • A. 

      Because they wanted to do so.

    • B. 

      To make jealous each other.

    • C. 

      To show their affection and appreciation towards each other.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    How much money had Della saved for?
    • A. 

      $1.87

    • B. 

      $2.87

    • C. 

      $3

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What was Della saving up money for?
    • A. 

      For buying her a necklace.

    • B. 

      For buying her a Christmas present.

    • C. 

      For Jim's Christmas present

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    How long lives it be until Christmas in the opening of "The Gift of the Magi"?
    • A. 

      One day

    • B. 

      Two day

    • C. 

      Three day

    • D. 

      A week

  • 12. 
    Della buys a _____________for $20 that is just perfect for Jim. It was simple and chaste in design.
    • A. 

      Platinum watch chain

    • B. 

      Gold ring

    • C. 

      Silver ring

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 13. 
    What was per week cost of the room where Della and Jim live?
    • A. 

      $8

    • B. 

      $9

    • C. 

      $10

    • D. 

      $11

  • 14. 
    How much did Mrs. Sophie give to Della for her hair?
    • A. 

      $20

    • B. 

      $30

    • C. 

      $40

    • D. 

      $50

  • 15. 
    When Jim and Della realize the full extent of what they have done, they try to make the ____________ of it.
    • A. 

      Much

    • B. 

      Least

    • C. 

      Most

    • D. 

      None of the above

Related Topics
Back to Top Back to top