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"A Retrieved Reformation" Exposition

Quiz by Heather McNelis

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6 questions
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  • Q1
    What is Jimmy Valentine known for?
    running a bar
    repairing shoes
    stealing money
    being a loner
  • Q2
    The setting at the beginning of this story is
    a prison
    a restaurant
    a cafe
    a bank
  • Q3
    Jimmy is getting out of jail because
    he is going on parole
    he is innocent
    he has finished his sentence
    he has received a pardon
  • Q4
    What does the warden tell Jimmy?
    to buy a train ticket
    to live straight
    not to smoke
    to spend his money wisely
  • Q5
    Which point of view is this story told in?
    third person omniscient
    second person
    first person
    third person limited
  • Q6
    In which sentence does the omniscient narrator make a comment on life in general as well as the action of the story?
    "He had expected to stay only about three months, at the longest."
    "When a man with as many friends on the outside as Jimmy Valentine had is received in the 'stir' it is hardly worthwhile to cut his hair."
    "Jimmy took it in a tired kind of way."
    "He had served nearly ten months of a four-year sentence."

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