1st Year English Lesson 12 The Gift of the Magi Notes MCQs Short Questions

english 11th notes chapter 12

1. Of what were the James Dillingham Youngs proud?


2. Why did tears run down Della’s face?


3. I hunted all over town to find it. Here the word hunted means


4. Who were the Magi?


5. The combs had ________ on them.


6. How long was Della’s hair?


7. She began to think more reasonably. Here the word reasonably means


8. Della knew her hair was more beautiful than a queen‟s jewels and gifts.


9. Jim folded his arms before him. Here the word folded means


10. Not even one who is well off. Here the word ” well off ” means


11. Jim Dilligham youngs had two valuable things____________


12. White fingers pulled off the paper. Here the phrase “pulled off” means


13. I got an oyster here. Here the word oyester means


14. He stands looking at Harry’s Junk. Here the word Junk means


15. How many hours did Della spend in planning something nice for Jim?


16. Jim had two valuable things; gold watch and:


17. It was so plain and simple. Here the word plain means


18. How did Della’s hair look?


19. Both Jim and chain had quietness and value. Here the phrase “quietness” means


20. How did Sofronie look?


21. Jim and Della were doubtlessly the wise Magi. Here the word doubtlessly means


22. For how much did Della sell her hair?


23. How much harry did pay for his barber shop______


24. And then she put it up on her head again, nervously and quickly. Here the word nervously means


25. What did she buy for Jim?


26. The white fingers of Della pulled off the paper. Here the word pulled off means


27. Della’s hair was more beautiful than__________


28. What was the total saving of Della?


29. Being wise, their gifts were doubtless wise ones. Here the word doubtless means


30. How did Jim get money to buy gift for Della?


31. It was not anger, nor surprise, nor anything she had been ready for.


32. What did Della put on before coming into the because she had decided to sell her hair


33. She put on her white coat. Here the phrase “put on” means


34. He seemed to labour to understand what had happened. Here the word labour means


35. Nature never


36. Love and large-hearted giving leave sad marks. Here the word giving means


37. Something almost worth the honour of belonging to Jim. Here the word worth means


38. “But no one could ever count my regard for you.” .Here the word regard means


39. She hurried home with the chain and eighty seven cents. Here the word hurried means


40. How did Della save money?


41. Della‟s hair reached below her:


42. On which the nation’s harmony depends. Here the word harmony means


43. For how much money did Della sell her hair?


44. The Magi brought __________ gifts.


45. There was no expression in the eyes of Jim. Here the word expression means


46. How many hours did Della spend in finding a gift for Jim?


47. Who was Abraham


48. Della’s face lost colour, Here the word colour means


49. Della hunted all over the town to find the chain. Here the word hunted means


50. Jim and the chain both had quietness and value .Here the word quietness means


51. How much Della has saved for Christmas ____________


52. Love’s madness has departed. Here the word ” departed ” means


53. Because it was so plain and simple, you knew precious cheap worthless priceless it was very valuable. Here the word valuable means


54. What did the sign read where Della stopped?


55. Jim bought a gift of:


56. It was not anger, nor surprise, nor anything she had been ready for. Here the word anger, means


57. Down fell the brown water fall. Here the word ” water fall ” means


58. No one can count Della‟s:


59. What did Della think about her hair?


60. I have


61. The king with all his riches lived in the house.


62. With her short hair, she looked wonderfully like a:


Short Questions

1. How beautiful was the gold watch chain?
2. How much attached to each other are Della and Jim in the story?
3. How much Della could save for Christmas?
4. What did Della do after counting her saving?
5. What did Della tell Jim about her love for him?
6. What did Della tell Jim about the growth of her hair?
7. What did he bring out from his coat?
8. What is the theme of the story?
9. What was the wisdom in selling the most valuable things?
10. What were the last words of Jim?
11. What were the two things which were the cause of pride for the Jame Dillingham Youngs?
12. Who were Magi? 
13. Why Della and Jim have been called Magi
14. Why did Della feel pride in the beauty of her hair?
15. Why did Jim buy combs for Della?
16. Why did Jim sell the gold watch?
17. Why did she feel sad on losing her hair?
18. Why did she sell her hair?
19. Why did they want to present the gifts?
20. Why didn’t Jim welcome her when he stepped in?

Long Questions

“1. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

The Magi, as you know, were wise men – wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the newborn Christ-child. They were the first to give Christmas gifts. Being wise, their gifts were doubtlessly wise ones. And here I have told you the story of two children who were not wise. Each sold the most valuable thing he owned in order to buy a gift for the other. But let me speak the last word to the wise of these days: Of all who give gifts, these two were the wisest. Of all who give and receive gifts, such as they are the most wise. Everywhere they are the wisest ones. They are the Magi.”
“2. Translate the following passage into Urdu. (Short Stories Book-I)

The door opened and Jim stepped in. He looked very thin and he was not smiling. Poor fellow, he was only twenty-two- and with a family to take care of He needed a new coat and he had nothing to cover his cold hands.
Jim stopped inside the door. He was as quiet as a hunting dog when it is near a bird. His eyes looked strangely at Della, and there was an expression in them that she could not understand. It filled her with fear. It was not anger, nor surprise, nor anything else she had been ready for. He simply looked at her with the strange expression on his face.”

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