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'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry brief questions and answer

The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry

1. What is the original name of O'Henry? [NU 2016]

Ans: The original name of O’Henry is William Sydney Porter.

2. What is the nationality of O'Henry?

Ans: O’ Henry is an American.

3. Who are the magi in the Bible?

Ans: In the Bible, the magi are the three wise men of the East. They visited Jesus after his birth bearing gifts. 

4. What type of writing is "The Gift of the Magi"?

Ans: The Gift of the Magi is a short story.

5. How much money did Della save? 

Ans: Della saved one dollar and eighty seven cents.

6. How was Della's hair?

Ans: Della hair was long, rippling and shiny like a cascade of brown waters. 

7. What is Jim's full name?

Ans: Jim’s full name is Mr. James Dillingham Young.

8. What is the rent of the flat where Jim and Della live?

Ans: The rent of the flat where Jim and Della live is $8 per week.

9. How does Della console Jim?

Ans: Della consoles Jim by saying that her hair grows awfully fast.

10. Who was Madame Sofronie?  [NU 2017]

Ans: Madame Sofronie was the buyer of hair, to whom Della sold her hair.

11. Who is the "Queen of Sheba"?

Ans: The “Queen of Sheba” is a Biblical and Quranic figure. She is mostly known as Bilquis in Islamic tradition.