First Year English Book-1 Lesson No. 12: The Gift of the Magi Notes
Here are the questions and answers for Lesson No. 12: “The Gift of the Magi” in a shorter and simpler format:
Short an Simple Questions and Answers
Q1. How much did she save for Christmas?
A1. She saved one dollar and eighty-seven cents for Christmas.
Q2. Why did she feel proud of the beauty of her hair?
A2. She felt proud of her long, beautiful brown hair, which Jim admired and loved. It was like a dress for her.
Q3. Why did she sell her hair?
A3. She sold her hair because she wanted to buy a beautiful gift for Jim but didn’t have enough money.
Q4. Why did Jim sell the gold watch?
A4. Jim sold the gold watch to buy a gift for Della because he also lacked money.
Q5. Why did they want to exchange the gifts?
A5. They wanted to exchange gifts as a symbol of their deep love and affection for each other on Christmas.
Q6. Why did she feel sad about losing her hair?
A6. Della had a deep attachment to her hair, so she felt sad when she had to part with it.
Q7. Why did Jim not welcome her when he stepped in?
A7. Jim sold his precious watch to buy combs for Della, but her hair was gone. He had mixed feelings and couldn’t warmly welcome her.
Q8. What did he bring out of his coat?
A8. Jim brought out beautiful and costly combs from his coat.
Q9. How beautiful was the gold watch chain?
A9. The gold watch chain was simple in design, but its value was in its rich and precious material.