Retrieved Reformation Quiz

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Retrieved Reformation Quiz

In retrieved reformation is an interesting read that follows the life of Jimmy Valentine a gangster who finds love and plans to leave his criminal life behind. Jimmy Valentine ends by doing a good deed that actually him in a good place with a detective out to catch him in the wrong. Test what you remember from the story by taking up the test below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In “A Retrieved Reformation,” what does Jimmy Valentine do in prison that helps him when he decides to go “straight”?
    • A. 

      He gets a new suit of clothes

    • B. 

      He works in the prison shoe-shop

    • C. 

      He makes friends with the warden

  • 2. 
    How do the prison warden’s words to Jimmy provide a clue to the surprise ending of “A Retrieved Reformation”?
    • A. 

      He says Jimmy is an "innocent" victim.

    • B. 

      He says Jimmy is "not a bad fellow at heart"

    • C. 

      He praises Jimmy for having friends in "high-toned society"

  • 3. 
                      In “A Retrieved Reformation,” which of Jimmy’s actions gives a clue to his plans when he is released from prison?
    • A. 

      He goes to a restaurant and has a chicken dinner.

    • B. 

      He returns to his room and picks up his burglar’s tools.

    • C. 

      He offers to give a friend his suitcase of tools.

  • 4. 
                       In “A Retrieved Reformation,” what does this description of Jimmy after his release from prison tell you about his character? He was now dressed in tasteful and well-fitting clothes, and carried his dusted and cleaned suitcase in his hand.
    • A. 

      Jimmy is wearing a disguise so Ben Price won’t find him.

    • B. 

      Jimmy is neat and likes to dress well.

    • C. 

      Jimmy wants to make people think he has changed.

  • 5. 
    In “A Retrieved Reformation,” what happens in Arkansas that makes Jimmy “become another man”?
    • A. 

      Ben Price catches up to Jimmy.

    • B. 

      Jimmy hides from the authorities for a year.

    • C. 

      Jimmy falls in love.

  • 6. 
                     Which situation is not a sign of Jimmy’s changed life in “A Retrieved Reformation”?
    • A. 

      Jimmy’s shoe store is flourishing.

    • B. 

      Jimmy is engaged to Annabel Adams.

    • C. 

      Jimmy has kept his suitcase of burglary tools.

  • 7. 
    In “A Retrieved Reformation,” why does Jimmy ask Annabel for the rose she’s wearing before he cracks open the safe?
    • A. 

      He hopes the rose will bring him good luck as he tries to save the little girl.

    • B. 

      He plans to use the rose as one of the tools to help get the safe open.

    • C. 

      He knows he will have to leave town, and he wants the rose to remember her by.

  • 8. 
    In “A Retrieved Reformation,” why does Ben Price not arrest Jimmy Valentine?
    • A. 

      He admires Jimmy’s abilities as a safe cracker. .

    • B. 

      He thinks Jimmy is really Ralph Spencer.

    • C. 

      He knows Jimmy exposed his past in order to save the child.

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