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The Gift of the Magi
"This quiz tests players' knowledge of the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. Best of luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
How much money did Della count out at the beginning of the story?
Upon moral reflection, what did Della (Mrs. James Dillingham Young) decide that life was made up of?
Faith, hope and love
Sobs, sniffles and smiles
Birth, death and rebirth
Joy, pain and fulfillment
What important day is tomorrow in "The Gift of the Magi"?
Della and Jim's anniversary
What did Della sell Madame Sofronie for $20?
Most of her hair
A family heirloom
Her wedding ring
An antique book
What did Della buy for her husband Jim for $21?
A locket with a picture of the couple in it
A vacation to Australia
An early edition copy of Milton's "Paradise Lost"
A platinum fob chain
What did Della think Jim would think her new look reminded him of?
A Catholic nun
A Saginaw flower saleswoman
An eighth grade school girl
A Coney Island chorus girl
What prayer did Della say to herself when she heard Jim come inside?
Please, God, make him accept my apology.
Please, God, make him enjoy his gift.
Please, God, make him think I am still pretty.
Please, God, make him still love me.
What did Jim get Della as a gift?
A diamond necklace
A set of combs
A jack russell terrier
A country cottage
How did Jim pay for his Christmas gift to Della?
He obtained a loan from a bank.
He loaned the money from his father.
He sold his car.
He sold his watch.
What two words did O. Henry use when describing the couple in relation to the Biblical Magi?
Kind and gentle
Foolish and wise
Chaste and pure
Fortuitous and unfortunate
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Compiled Jun 28 12