Level: F.A / F.Sc
Class: 1st Year
Board: Punjab Textbook Board
Book I: Short Stories
Chapter 12: The Gift of the Magi
Type: Short Questions
Author: O.Henry (William Sydney Porter)
PDF Size: 2 MB
This chapter is from the 11th class English book 1 and it has been written by O.Henry (William Sydney Porter). We have presented the important questions of this chapter for the intermediate (part 1) FSc FA first year students.
Q: Why did Jim sell the gold watch?
Jim himself was a poor fellow. He had a gold watch which he received from his father. He sold it to buy a Christmas gift for his beloved wife Della.
Q: Why did Della and Jim want to present gifts to each other?
Both Della and Jim loved each other. They believed in presenting gifts on special occasions. So on the eve of Christmas, they wanted to present gifts to each other.
Q: Why were the gifts of Jim and Della useless?
The gifts of Jim and Della were very valuable, but they were of no use. It was so because Della had sold her beautiful hair and Jim had sold his gold watch. Neither of them was in a position to use the other’s gift.
Q: Who were the Magi?
The Magi were the three wise men from the East who brought gifts for Jesus Christ on his birth. The Christians follow their tradition and offer valuable gifts to their dear ones on the eve of Christmas.