Retrieved Reformation

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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 works in the prison shoe-shop.

    • B. 

      He gets a new suit of clothes.

    • C. 

      He makes friends with the warden.

  • 2. 
    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.

  • 3. 
    What does 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.

  • 4. 
    En Price’s What is Ben Price’s interest in Jimmy Valentine in “A Retrieved Reformation”?     I.   Ben Price is a burglar who wants Jimmy’s tools.     II.   Ben Price is an eminent detective who takes high-level cases.    III.   Ben Price is a detective who has studied Jimmy’s habits.   IV.   Ben Price believes Jimmy should not have been released from prison.
    • A. 

      I, II, IV

    • B. 

      II, III, IV

    • C. 

      I, III, IV

  • 5. 
                      In Retrieved Reformation,” what characteristics make Jimmy Valentine a successful burglar?     I.   He easily opens safes using his set of tools.     II.   He makes quick getaways.    III.   He works alone.   IV.   He is a good fighter.
    • A. 

      I, II, III

    • B. 

      I, II, IV

    • C. 

      I, III, IV

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    In “A Retrieved Reformation,” how might Annabel Adams’s father feel about “Ralph” if he knew the young man was really Jimmy Valentine?
    • A. 

      Mr. Adams would admire Jimmy for his clean work.

    • B. 

      Mr. Adams would respect Jimmy for knowing people in high society.

    • C. 

      Mr. Adams would despise Jimmy for being a safe cracker.

  • 8. 
                      Why is Ralph Spencer “the phoenix that arose from Jimmy Valentine’s ashes” in “A Retrieved Reformation”?
    • A. 

      Jimmy gave up his life of crime and gave himself a new name.

    • B. 

      Jimmy pretended to be dead in order to escape Ben Price.

    • C. 

      Ralph Spencer died when Annabel learned he had been a burglar.

  • 9. 
                       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.

  • 10. 
                      Which clues to the surprise ending of “A Retrieved Reformation” appear in Jimmy’s letter to his old pal?     I.   Jimmy admits to being worried that he might be arrested for a past crime.     II.   Jimmy says he wouldn’t do anything crooked now because Annabel believes in him.    III.   Jimmy promises to give his kit of tools to the old pal.   IV.   Jimmy says that he wants his old pal to help him wind up some little matters.
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      I and III

    • C. 

      II and III

  • 11. 
                       In what order do these events lead up to the surprise ending in “A Retrieved Reformation”?     I.   The girl locks her sister inside the bank safe.     II.   Jimmy plans to take his tools to his old pal in Little Rock.    III.   Ben Price arrives in the town of Elmore.   IV.   Jimmy saves the little girl by cracking the safe.
    • A. 

      I, II, III, IV

    • B. 

      II, III, I, IV

    • C. 

      II, III, IV, I

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
                     In "Retrieved Reformation,” why does Ben Price not arrest Jimmy Valentine?
    • A. 

      He admires Jimmy’s abilities as a safe cracker.

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      He thinks Jimmy is really Ralph Spencer.

  • 14. 
                         What do you learn about Jimmy Valentine from the word assiduously in this sentence from “A Retrieved Reformation”?  A guard came to the prison shoe-shop, where Jimmy Valentine was assiduously  stitching uppers, and escorted him to the front office.
    • A. 

      Jimmy Valentine was a lazy worker.

    • B. 

      Jimmy Valentine was a careless worker.

    • C. 

      Jimmy Valentine was a careful worker.

  • 15. 
    The opposite of virtuous is
    • A. 

      Victorious

    • B. 

      Weak

    • C. 

      Good

    • D. 

      Immoral