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The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. The story’s irony is based on the fact that life is __________. A. unpredictable B. difficult C. unfair D. complicated
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User: The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. The story’s irony is based on the fact that life is __________. A. unpredictable B. difficult C. unfair D. complicated

Weegy: The following question refers to The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. The story s irony is based on the fact that life is A. unpredictable. [smile]
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User: The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. From which statement can you BEST infer how Jim and Della feel about each other? A. “Tomorrow would be Christmas Day and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present. She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result.” B. “‘If Jim doesn’t kill me,’ she said to herself, ‘before he takes a second look at me, he’ll say I look like a Coney Island chorus girl.’” C. “Poor fellow, he was only twenty-two—and to be burdened with a family!” D. “And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house.”

Weegy: D. And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. [ From this statement it can be inferred how Jim and Della feel about each other ]
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User: The following question refers to "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. The situational irony in this story comes from the fact that the ending is __________. A. unexpected B. predictable C. confusing D. mysterious

Weegy: The following question refers to "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. The situational irony in this story comes from the fact that the ending is A. unexpected.
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User: The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Which statement BEST explains O. Henry’s purpose in writing “The Gift of the Magi”? A. He wanted to retell the Christmas story in a modern setting. B. He wanted to show that the best gifts come from the heart. C. He wanted to create sympathy for the poor. D. He wanted to tell a humorous story of a married couple’s love.

Weegy: A. He wanted to retell the Christmas story in a modern setting.
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User: If you remove the affixes from the word immovable, what is the definition of the remaining root? A. to be easygoing B. to be stubborn C. unable to advance D. to advance

Weegy: To advance would be the definition of the remaining root.



User: The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. According to the author, the Magi are __________. A. a group of foolish children B. couples who live in flats C. people who give selflessly D. three men who receive gifts

Weegy: C. people who give selflessly .The Magi were the so-called three wise men from the east who traveled to Bethlehem, following a bright star, to present gifts to the infant Jesus. [ The term magi (singular, magus) comes from the Greek word magoi, a rendering of a Persian word for members of a priestly caste. The Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 2, Verse 11) says: "And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts gold, frankincense, and myrrh." .......These offerings, though valuable, were not as important as the recognition, respect, and love they gave the Christ child. Frankincense was used as a treatment for illness and as an fragrant additive to incense. Myrrh was also added to incense, as well as perfume, and found additional use as an ointment. The three wise men have been identified in western tradition as Balthasar, king of Arabia; Melchior, king of Persia; and Gaspar, king of India. ]
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User: Which of the following words most closely means the opposite of depreciate? Had the Queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts. A. duplicate B. diminish C. increase D. annoy

Weegy: The word INCREASE most closely means the opposite of depreciate.




User: Which of the following words most closely means the same as the word parsimony? Pennies saved one and two at a time by bull-dozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. A. style B. thrift C. negotiation D. rudeness

Weegy: B. THRIFT is the word which most closely means the same as the word parsimony.
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User: The following question refers to "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry. The dramatic irony in this story comes from the fact that __________. A. we feel sympathy for the characters B. Jim laughs when he receives his gift C. we are aware of the situation before Jim D. Della has a theatrical personality

Weegy: The dramatic irony in this story the gift magi comes from the fact that C. we are aware of the situation before Jim.
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The statement which BEST explains O. Henry’s purpose in writing “The Gift of the Magi” is: He wanted to show that the best gifts come from the heart.
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The following question refers to “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry. Read the passage below. Which of the following sentences BEST explains the description in it? With that chain on his watch Jim might be properly anxious about the time in any company. Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain. A. Jim was nervous about his watch being stolen. B. The watch was not meant to go on a chain. C. The watch ...
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Grand as the watch was, he sometimes looked at it on the sly on account of the old leather strap that he used in place of a chain. The sentence which BEST explains the description in this passage from "The Gift of the Magi" is: Jim was embarrassed about not having a chain for the watch.
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