"Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry - Quiz & Key

This editable 8-question assessment measures and extends comprehension and holds students accountable for reading “Gift of the Magi” by O’Henry. It may also serve as a guided reading worksheet students may complete while engaging with the text. Questions are aligned to Common Core standards for reading literature, language, and writing at the ninth and tenth grade levels. An answer key is included, as are Word Document, Google Document, and PDF versions of the quiz.

Questions pertain to the following important details/concepts:

  • Della’s need for money
  • Pride in the characters’ possessions
  • Della’s purchase for Jim
  • Jim’s reaction to receiving Della’s gift
  • Jim’s purchase for Della
  • Parallels between the characters and the magi
  • Situational irony (irony of result)
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  • TES---The-Gift-of-the-Magi---Quiz---Key-(Editable).pdf
  • TES---The-Gift-of-the-Magi---Quiz---Key-(Editable).docx
  • TES---Google-Doc-Access---Gift-of-the-Magi-Quiz.pdf
  • Gift-of-the-Magi-by-O'Henry---Common-Core-Standards-Alignment.pdf

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Created: Jun 30, 2016

Updated: Jun 23, 2019


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