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The Gift of the Magi

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The Gift of the Magi game quiz
"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  

1. How much money did Della count out at the beginning of the story?

2. 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

3. What important day is tomorrow in "The Gift of the Magi"?
    Della and Jim's anniversary
    Della's birthday
    Jim's birthday

4. What did Della sell Madame Sofronie for $20?
    Most of her hair
    A family heirloom
    Her wedding ring
    An antique book

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

8. What did Jim get Della as a gift?
    A diamond necklace
    A set of combs
    A jack russell terrier
    A country cottage

9. 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.

10. 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