"A Retrieved Reformation"

Question 1 of 20

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Why was Jimmy Valentine pardoned by the governor at the start of the story?

Select one of the following:

  • He was innocent and had never cracked a safe in his life.

  • He had friends on the outside.

  • He saved the life of a little girl.

  • The mean old jury had it in for him.

Question 2 of 20

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Based on the following sentence, to "disregard" something is to what? "Disregarding the song of the birds, the waving green trees, and the smell of the flowers, Jimmy headed straight for a restaurant."

Select one of the following:

  • To listen

  • To see

  • To ignore

  • To smell

Question 3 of 20

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Which of the following actions is the first clue that Jimmy Valentine is a hero?

Select one of the following:

  • At the bus depot, "He tossed a quarter into the hat of a blind man sitting by the door, and boarded his train."

  • At the prison, he tells the warden "Why, I never cracked a safe in my life."

  • When he met Annabel Adams, "Jimmy Valentine looked into her eyes, forgot what he was, and became another man."

  • When he broke open the "unbreakable" safe, and "Agatha, almost collapsed, but safe, was gathered into her mother's arms."

Question 4 of 20

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A theme of a story is . A theme must be two things: it must be , and it must be . An example of a good theme for "A Retrieved Reformation" would be you are not defined by your past, but by the choices you make for your future.

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    the moral or life lesson
    the moral or life lesson
    the main idea
    the main idea
    the way an author feels
    the way an author feels
    they way a reader feels
    they way a reader feels
    one word that sums up the story
    one word that sums up the story
    a complete sentence
    a complete sentence
    a quote from the story
    a quote from the story
    part of the conflict
    part of the conflict
    related to the main character
    related to the main character
    a particular part of the story
    a particular part of the story
    general, not specific
    general, not specific

Question 5 of 20

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The main part of the exposition is .
The main part of the rising action are
The conflict is
The main part of the climax are .
The main part of the falling action are .
The main part of the resolution are

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    Jimmy Valentine is freed from prison
    Jimmy Valentine is freed from prison
    Jimmy Valentine ate at a restaurant.
    Jimmy Valentine ate at a restaurant.
    Jimmy moves to Elmore.
    Jimmy moves to Elmore.
    Jimmy falls for Annabel
    Jimmy falls for Annabel
    Jimmy vs. Ralph
    Jimmy vs. Ralph
    Jimmy vs. Ben
    Jimmy vs. Ben
    Jimmy saves Agatha
    Jimmy saves Agatha
    Agatha is trapped in the safe.
    Agatha is trapped in the safe.
    Jimmy gives his tools to a friend.
    Jimmy gives his tools to a friend.
    Jimmy gives himself up.
    Jimmy gives himself up.
    Jimmy and Annabel get married.
    Jimmy and Annabel get married.
    Ben lets "Ralph" go.
    Ben lets "Ralph" go.

Question 6 of 20

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When Jimmy says "I don't understand. I'm representing the New York Amalgamated Short Snap Biscuit Cracker and Frazzled Wheat Company." he is demonstrating verbal irony.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 20

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

"There he tasted the first sweet joys of liberty in the shape of a broiled chicken" is an example of this literary device: .

Question 8 of 20

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Fill the blank spaces to complete the text.

"Then an old-fashioned bank-safe in Jefferson City became active and threw out of its crater an eruption of bank-notes amounting to five thousand dollars" is a comparing the bank safe to a .

Question 9 of 20

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

"Ben Price knew Jimmy's habits. He had learned them while working on the Springfield case. Long jumps, quick get-aways, no confederates, and a taste for good society--these ways had helped Mr. Valentine to become noted as a successful dodger of retribution." is an example of .

Question 10 of 20

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Fill the blank space to complete the text.

"Jimmy Valentine looked into her eyes, forgot what he was, and became another man." is an example of .

Question 11 of 20

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In the following sentence, the word "venture" most closely means what? "It had been more than a year now since those last professional "jobs," and he thought he could safely venture out."

Select one of the following:

  • a risky or daring journey or undertaking

  • make a journey, typically of some length

  • break free from confinement or control

  • dare to do something that may be dangerous of unpleasant

Question 12 of 20

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"A Retrieved Reformation" is told in point of view.

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    first person
    first person
    second person
    second person
    third person limited
    third person limited
    third person omniscient
    third person omniscient

Question 13 of 20

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "Lot of nickel-plated shoe-horns in there."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 14 of 20

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Ben Price arrested Jimmy Valentine.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 15 of 20

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "And look how clean those tumblers were punched out!"

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 16 of 20

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Identify the error in this line of the story: "It had been more than a year now since those last professional 'jobs' and he thought he could safely venture out."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 17 of 20

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Identify the error in the following sentence: "He was now dressed in tasteful and well-fitting clothes, he carried his dusted and cleaned suit-case in his hand "

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 18 of 20

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Identify the error in the following sentence: "Pulling out from the wall a folding-bed, Jimmy slid back a panel in the wall and dragged out a dust-covered suit-case."

Select one of the following:

  • run-on sentence

  • comma splice

  • sentence fragment

  • no error

Question 19 of 20

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Where did Jimmy Valentine plan on moving?

Select one of the following:

  • North

  • South

  • East

  • West

Question 20 of 20

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Jimmy originally went to Elmore to look for a location to go into business.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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"A Retrieved Reformation"

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A series of quiz questions on O. Henry's short story "A Retrieved Reformation"

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