Chapter 4.6 The Gift of the Magi Questions Answers

Chapter 4.6 The Gift of the Magi Questions Answers

Today, here we will discuss the class 10 chapter 4.6 The Gift of the Magi Questions answers of Maharashtra Board. We are glad to inform you that our expert teachers have prepared the chapter 4.6 The Gift of the Magi questions Answers in PDF format and it will be free for download. We have also prepared the Additional Important Questions and Answers for this chapter . Furthermore, we are providing you two PDF files, in the first PDF file you will find the Questions Answers of this chapter, whereas in the second PDF file you will see the Additional Important Questions and Answers of this chapter.

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As we go through the whole chapter The Height of the Ridiculous, we can see there are so many questions asked meanwhile and students are expected to answers them. Some students may face some problem while answering it , but we promise you that after reviewing our answer you will gain the confidence on you. Our expert team teacher have divided the solutions into two parts,which will help you to understand this chapter better. Have a look at the following parts:

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Class 10 English chapter 4.6 The Gift of the Magi Questions answers | Important Questions Bank

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Que. 1. ‘Gifts’ need not be material gifts. They can be abstract and yet priceless. For example, favours, kindness, help in times of need etc.Think of and enlist such unforgettable gifts given to you by :
(1) Parents/ Grandparents : —————————————————-
(2) Siblings/ relatives : —————————————————-
(3) Friends : —————————————————-
(4) Strangers : —————————————————-

Que. 2. Say whether the words underlined are infinitives/ participles or gerunds.
(1) The athletes wanted to take part in the running race.
(a) _______________________________
(b) _______________________________

(2) Would you like to eat at the dining table?
(a) _______________________________
(b) _______________________________

(3) Reading is good for the mind and soul. So take up reading books.
(a) _______________________________
(b) _______________________________

(5) Listening and speaking sharpen your language skills.
(a) _______________________________
(b) _______________________________

Que. 3.
 Complete the following.
(a) Della had saved _______________________________
(b) Della wanted to buy _______________________________
(c) Della’s beautiful hair tell about _______________________________

Que. 4. Answer the following Que.s:
(a) How much did Della save for Christmas ? What does it show ?
(b) Why did Della take pride in the beauty of her hair?
(c) Why and how did Della sell her hair? Do you think she did well ?
(d) Why did Jim sell his gold watch? Do you think he did well ?
(e) Why did Jim and Della want to present the gifts?
(f) Why did Della feel sad on losing her hair?
(g) What did Jim bring out from his coat? Describe the scene.
(h) How beautiful was the gold watch chain? Would you have liked to own it?
(i) How did the Magi want to celebrate their Christmas (OR) Who were the first people to give Christmas gifts ?
(j) What is the moral of the story?

Que. 5.
 Complete the following activity :
Map the problems and solutions in “The Gift of the Magi” on the diagram below. Two problems have already been filled in.

Que. 6. Read the following and answer.
(A) Say WHAT
(a) ……………………………….. troubled Della on Christmas Eve?
(b) ……………………………….. was the current family income?
(c) ……………………………….. could have outshone Queen of Sheba’s jewels?
(d) ……………………………….. was the cost of the fob chain?
(e) ……………………………….. sent Jim into a trance, on his return?

(B) Say WHY
(a) ……………………………….. did Della sell her lovely long hair ?
(b) ……………………………….. was Della a bit apprehensive after she had sold her hair ?
(c) ……………………………….. did Jim avoid checking the time in his gold watch, in a public place?
(d) ……………………………….. did Della’s scream of joy change to loud wails ?
(e) ……………………………….. in the end, did Jim ask Della to put the chops on?

(C) Say WHEN
(a) ……………………………….. had Jim added ‘Dillingham’ as his middle name ?
(b) ……………………………….. did a tear or two drop on the old red carpet ?
(c) ……………………………….. did Della go through goods in the stores ?
(d) ……………………………….. did Della say a silent prayer to God ?
(e) ……………………………….. did Jim try to divert their attention for ten seconds, at least?


Que. 7. 
Complete Use the chart below to explain situational irony in ‘The Gift of the Magi’. For each character, identify what is expected to happen and what actually happens.

Que. 8. Pick out from the story words that mean the following. Against each consumer write (N) if it is a Noun (V) for Verb and (Adj) for Adjective.
(1) reluctance to spend money …………………………….. ( )
(2) relating to …………………………….. ( )
(3) urge …………………………….. ( )
(4) reduce in value …………………………….. ( )
(5) wisdom …………………………….. ( )
(6) very huge …………………………….. ( )
(7) foolishness …………………………….. ( )

(c) Justify the title of the story, ‘The Gift of the Magi’.
(d) Gifts that you buy have fixed prices/ rates. How can the buyer increase the value of a gift bought for someone very dear in the family?
(e) What situation is the climax of the story? How does it end up as an Anti-climax?
(f) If you share this story with some friends in a junior class, how would they react in the end?
(g) Who were the very first people to give Christmas gifts? What had inspired them to do so?
(h) At the end of the story, O Henry remarks that of all who give gifts, Della and Jim were the wisest. Think and explain this paradoxical remark.

Que. 9. Pick out and rewrite the exact sentence which indirectly imply the following :
(a) Della was not too happy about bargaining for grocery etc.
(b) The flat was in a dilapidated condition.
(c) King Solomon would express his jealousy of Jim.
(d) Della spent a joyful time, for two hours.
(e) Della’s elated mood underwent a change as she opened her gift.
(f) The weekly income amount does not matter.

Que. 10. Frame wh-Que.s to get the underlined answers.
(1) Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles.
(2) Many a happy hour she had spent planning for something nice for him.
(3) Her hair reached below her knee.
(4) She was ransacking the stores for Jim’s present.
(5) At 7 o’clock the coffee was made.
(6) The magi were wise men.

Que. 11.
(A) Add appropriate Que. tags.
(1) Della leaped up, …………………….?
(2) You’ll have to look at the time, ………………….?
(3) They were expensive combs, ………………..?
(4) I just had to do it, ……………………..?
(5) I am still pretty, ………………………..?
(6) Give it to me quick, …………………?
(7) There was clearly nothing to do,…………..?
(8) My hair grows so fast, …………………?
(9) Let’s put our Christmas presents away, ………………….?
(10) She had a habit for saying a silent prayer, ………………….. ?

(B) Supply short answers (Pronoun + Auxiliary Verb)
Que.s – Answers
(1) Don’t you like me ? Yes, ………………..
(2) Have you cut off your hair ? Yes, ………………..
(3) Shall I put the chops on ? Yes, ………………..
(4) Isn’t it a dandy ? Yes, ………………..
(5) Does it make difference ? No, ………………..
(6) Will you buy my hair ? No, ………………..
(7) Can you afford it ? No, ………………..
(8) Are you fooling me ? No, ………………..

Que. 12. Pick out the infinitives/ gerunds/ participles from the following sentences and state what each one is.
(1) I want to see how it looks.
(2) I don’t like frightening stories.
(3) We decided to settle in Pune.
(4) Playing sitar is Arjun’s hobby.
(5) It was a horrifying experience for all of us.

Que. 13. List the signs that indicate that Della was very poor.

Que. 16. Rearrange the letters given below to form sensible words:
(i) stedoih
(ii) eilpmid
(iii) teccirle
(iv) ectubrh.

Que. 14. Della counted the money thrice. Explain what you think the reason for this may be.

Que. 18. Write whether the following statements are True or False:
(1) Della wanted to buy a Christmas present for Jim.
(2) There was a pier glass between the windows of the room.
(3) Jim now earned $30 per week.
(4) It was Christmas Eve.

Que. 15.
(1) Write the part of speech of each of the words given below:
(1) fairly accurate conception.
(ii) very agile person.

Que. 16. Find from the passage the antonyms of the following words:
(1) common
(2) slow
(3) spending
(4) dully

Que. 17. Rewrite the following sentence as an interrogative sentence: Twenty dollars a week doesn’t go far.

Que. 18. Rewrite the following sentence beginning ‘Though ’: Her eyes were shining brilliantly, but her face had lost its colour.

Que. 19. Complete the following:
(1) The couple’s prized possessions were …………………………
(2) Della’s beautiful hair fell about ………………….
(3) Della felt sad on losing her hair because …………………….

Que. 20. Write the adjective forms of the following words and pick out those that are participles:
(1) possessions
(2) treasures
(3) envy
(4) sparkle

Que. 21.
 Complete the following:
(a) The gift Della bought for Jim was ………………………

Que. 22. Explain why Della looked at her reflection critically.

Que. 23. Pick out 4 adverbs of manner from the passage.

Que. 24.
 Frame a Wh-Que. to get the underlined part as the Answer : She was ransacking the store for Jim’s present.

Que. 25. Rewrite the following sentence using ‘No sooner., than..’: As soon as she saw it she knew that it must be Jim’s.

Que. 26. 
Complete the following: (The answers are given directly and underlined.)
(a) Jim stared at Della ………………….
(b) Della took pride in the beauty of her hair ………………….

Que. 27. Complete the web with words to describe Jim.

Que. 28. Pick out two words from the passage formed by using prefixes:

Que. 29. Give your opinion: ‘It is important to give gifts.’

Que. 30.
 Put the following statements in the correct order of occurrence:
(1) “If you’ll unwrap that package you may see why you had me going a while at first.”
(2) “It’s Christmas Eve, boy.”
(3) “Don’t you like me just as well, anyhow?”
(4) “It’s sold, I tell you.”

Que. 31. Give reason: Della asked Jim to be good to her.

Que. 32. Complete the following:
This conversation took place on ………………….

Que. 33.
 Complete the following table:

Que. 34.
(1) Jim drew a package from his overcoat pocket and threw it upon the table. (Rewrite beginning ‘Drawing….’.)
(2) The magi brought valuable gifts, but that was not among them. (Rewrite beginning ‘Though ’.)

Que. 35.
(1) The gift Jim had brought for Della was ………………………
(2) The beautiful present flashed with ……………………
(3) Jim and Della wanted to present the gifts because ………………….

Que. 36. Jim wanted to put the Christmas presents away and get back to daily life.

Que. 37. Describe the scene when Della opened the package that Jim gave her.
Que. 38. why Jim sold his gold watch. Do you think he did it willingly?

Que. 39. why Jim and Della are referred to as the Magi.

Que. 40. Pick out from the story the word that means the following, and state if it is a Noun, Verb or Adjective: sought after

Que. 41. Fill in the blanks with words from the passage that are the opposites of the underlined words: (The answers are given directly and underlined.)
(1) Something that is not ……………………..
(2) Something that is not ………………
(3) Men who are not ……………….. are ………………..
(4) Something that is not ………………… is ………………

Que. 42.
(1) Pick out two compound words from the lesson.
(2) Pick out a gerund from the lesson and use it in your own sentence.
(3) Punctuate: you’ve cut off your hair asked Jim laboriously
(4) Find out five hidden words from the given word: ornamentation
(5) Use the following phrase in your own sentence: on the corner of the table
(6) Spot the error and rewrite the correct sentence: Jim be never late.
(7) Identify the type of sentence: Isn’t it a dandy. Jim?
(8) Arrange the following in alphabetical order: Christmas, cheeks, chaste, chain, chops, coveted
(9) Complete the word chain of animal names: duck, k……., o……., h……., e……. .

Que. 43. “You say your hair is gone?” he said, with an air almost of idiocy. (Rewrite in reported speech.)

Que. 44.
(1) Use the following word as a verb and a noun in two separate sentences: look
(2) Use the given two words in a single sentence of your own: reflection, terrified

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