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"A tribute to one of America's best loved short story writers."
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What was O. Henry's real name?
John Henry Faulk
J. Frank Dobie
William Sydney Porter
O. Henry founded an unsuccessful humor magazine called "Rolling Stone," and was sentenced to prison for embezzlement, while living in which state capital?
Albany, New York
Which of the following characteristics defines most of O. Henry's short stories?
dark, gloomy portraits of urban life
ironic "twist" endings
clever puns and wordplay
What is the name of the tramp who comes to New York City's Union Square each November, to be treated to a big Thanksgiving dinner by a generous philanthropist, in "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen"?
Nick the Nomad
In O. Henry's Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi," what must the young bride sell in order to buy her husband a watch fob as a Christmas present?
her mother's necklace
her prize-winning cat
In the short story "After Twenty Years," what happens when Silky Bob returns to his old neighborhood in New York to see his former best friend, Jimmy Wells?
Jimmy has completely forgotten Bob
Jimmy kills Bob
Bob gets arrested
Bob realizes Jimmy was just an imaginary friend
Yes or No: Is the story "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" written from the point of view of an actual canine?
O. Henry lampooned Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes by creating a detective with what ridiculous name?
Which of the following heroes was originally created by O. Henry?
The Lone Ranger
The Cisco Kid
In "The Ransom of Red Chief," what eventually becomes of the kidnapped child?
He steals the ransom money, and heads out West
He likes the kidnappers, and chooses to stay with them
The kidnappers pay his family to take him back.
He tricks his kidnappers, and makes a daring escape
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