Ironic Short Stories Questions
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Who wrote "The Lottery"?
Who wrote "The Ransom of Red Chief"?
Who wrote "The Necklace"?
Guy de Maupassant
Who wrote "The Gift of the Magi"?
What are the three types (and 1 subtype) of irony we learned?
Situational, Dramatic, Verbal: Sarcasm & Malapropism
Who "won" the lottery?
Why did the town hold the lottery each year?
Tradition and they believed it'd make the crops grow
What artifact were the townsfolk afraid of in The Lottery?
The Black Box
How did the lottery winner die?
Stoned to death
What type of irony was in The Lottery?
Who was the protagonist of The Necklace?
What type of person was Mathilde?
What type of person was her husband?
What type of irony was in The Necklace?
How many years was Mathilde forced to toil because of that one perfect night?
What kind of irony was the most common in Red Chief?
What was ironic about the ending?
The kidnappers, not the family, paid
What other type of irony was present in Red Chief?
Who was/were the protagonists of Red Chief?
Bill and Sam
Who was/were the antagonists of Red Chief?
What did Jim buy for Della?
A set of beautiful combs
What did Della buy for Jim?
A platinum fob chain for his watch
What did Della sacrifice?
Her beautiful hair
What is the Magi's theme?
It's the thought behind the gift, not the present itself
What type of irony was in Magi?