Cycle 2 CFA “Gift of the Magi” & "Would You Marry a Stranger"
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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.
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10 pts
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.
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10 pts
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.”
B
When the name was placed there, Mr. James Dillingham Young
was being paid $30 a week.
C
Only $ 1.87 to buy a gift for Jim. Her Jim. She had had many happy
hours planning something nice for him. 
D
Quietness and value—Jim and the chain both had quietness and
value. She paid twenty-one dollars for it.
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10 pts
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.
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10 pts
"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.
5
10 pts
Which point of view is "The Gift of the Magi" told from? Use evidence from the story to prove the point of view.
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10 pts
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.
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10 pts
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
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10 pts
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.
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10 pts
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
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10 pts
Why does the author end with an invitation for an arranged marriage?
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