Cycle 2 CFA “Gift of the Magi” & "Would You Marry a Stranger"
by Cade Riggs
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
This is a Formative Assessment to check on the level of understanding of character analysis and analysis of authors ideas events and connections.
Why does the author mention that Della is poor before describing her looks or anything else about her?
A So the reader feels pity for her.
B The description is an important part of Della.
C The author has a bias against poor people.
D The author wants the reader to empathize with Della.
Which quote reveals something about Jim's character?
A There was an electric bell, but it could not make a sound. Also there was a name beside the door: “Mr. James Dillingham Young.”
When the name was placed there, Mr. James Dillingham Young
was being paid $30 a week.
Only $ 1.87 to buy a gift for Jim. Her Jim. She had had many happy
hours planning something nice for him.
Quietness and value—Jim and the chain both had quietness and
value. She paid twenty-one dollars for it.
Which of the following does NOT describe Jim?
A He looked thin and very serious. Poor fellow, he was only twenty-two —
B Jim was never late.
C It was not anger, nor surprise, nor disapproval, nor horror, nor any of the sentiments...
D ...made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
"Gift of the Magi"
Would you enjoy being friends with Jim and Della Young? Use evidence of characterization from the story to defend your answer.
Which point of view is "The Gift of the Magi" told from? Use evidence from the story to prove the point of view.
Why does the author use the Love Scale?
A The author uses the Love Scale to check happiness in couples .
B The author wants the reader to check his or her own happiness in the relationship.
C The author uses the Love Scale to use numbers to demonstrate the happiness in the areas he is checking.
D The author use the Love Scale to show how happy a relationship should be.
How does the author order the idea presented in the article?
A Overview of entire outline, compare/contrast love vs. marriage, explore who arranges marriages, and describe reasons to arrange marriages
B Compare/contrast love vs. marriage, describe reasons to arrange marriages, explore who arranges marriages, and review entire outline
C Introduce happy couple from arranged marriage, list reasons to get married, explore who arranges marriages, and describe reasons to arrange marriages
D Overview of entire outline, introduce happy couple, explore who arranges marriages, and describe reasons to arrange marriages
What details in the last paragraph relate back to paragraph 5?
A Poverty sometimes necessitates an arranged marriage when the parents can no longer afford to care for their own daughter.
B Arranged marriages might seem unfamiliar and strange to certain people, but they are actually fairly common around the world and have many individual and social benefits
C When a single person 30 years of age or older and has not found a spouse, they will sometimes ask their parents to set up a marriage, because it is easier and more reliable than continuing to date on their own.
D So if you ever feel tired of the single life and would like to give married life a shot, you too could ask your parents to go ahead and set you up with that special someone.
Based on your response to Question 7, why would the author chose this order to present the information over another order type?
A to introduce a strange concept to Westeners who do not understand it
B To convey the feelings of the people caught in arranged marriages
C To introduce a future right of passage to the class
D To protest the entire practice
Why does the author end with an invitation for an arranged marriage?
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