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WB Board Class 11 English Notes/Jimmy Valentine by O.Henry

WBCHSE Class 11 English Notes With Textual Grammar

Questions and Answers Of Jimmy Valentine O.Henry


WB Board Class 11 English



1. Jimmy Valentine is a/an- (a)  short – story. (b) drama, (c) essay.

2. O. Henry is a writer of – (a) England, (b) France, (c) America.

3. The author of ‘Jimmy Valentine’ is – (a) R. K Narayan, (b) O. Henry, (c) Nandalal Bose.

4. There is in toto- (a) 10 Characters, (b) 8 characters, (c) 9 characters.

5. ‘Jimmy Valentine’ deals with – (a) crime and punishment, (b) crime and correction., (c) crime and repentance.

6. Jimmy Valentine was imprisoned after- (a) the Springfield case, (b) the Jefferson case, (c) the Richmond case.

7. The hero of O. henry’s story ‘Alas Jimmy Valentine’ is – (a) Ben Price, (b) Mr. Adams, (c) Jimmy Valentine.

8. Jimmy was by profession a – (a) burglar, (b) cobbler, (c) vagabond.

9. Jimmy was sentenced – (a) 10 uears. (b) 4 years, (c) 3 years.

10. Who escorted Jimmy to the front office of the jail –a(a) a man, (b) the warden, (c) a guard.

11. Crocin was the name of  -(a) a guard, (b) the warden, (c) Jimmy.

12. Jimmy’s letter of pardon came from – (a) the governor, (b) the court, (c) an old jury.

13. Jimmy’s letter of pardon came from – (a) at dead of night, (b) in the early morning, (c) in the afternoon.

14. Jimmy stayed in the jail for only about – (a) three months, (b) ten months, (c) four years.

15. Jimmy’s pardon was signed by the – (a) warden, (b) guard, (c) governor.

16. The name of the  guard in the jail where Jimmy had been is – (a) Mike Dolan, (b) Ben price, (c) Cronin.

17. As alms  Jim gave the blind man- (a) a dollar, (b) a quarter of a dollar, (c) some coins.

18. Jimmy was sent to jail on the charge of having committed burglary – (a) in the jail, (b) at Springfield, (c) in a house.

19. Jimmy was set free from the jail at – (a) 7 a.m. (b) 7 P.m. (c) 9 a.m.

20. The number jimmy got in the jail  was – (a) 9762, (b) 9572, (c) 9726.

21. Jimmy was provided with – (a) a rail ticket, (b)  a rail ticket and five dollar bill, (c) clothes and enough money.

22. From jail jimmy headed straight for – (a) Mike Doalan’s house, (b) a restaurant, (c) Elmore.

23. In the  restaurant Jimmy drank- (a) cold drinks, (b) red wine, (c) white wine.

24. “Sorry we couldn’t make it sooner.” Here the work ‘it’ refers to – (a) a drink, (b) Jimmy’s release from jail, (c) opening the café.

25. Jimmy took the key of his room form – (a) the warden , (b) Mike Dolan, (c) Ben Price.

26. On entering the room, Jimmy found on the floor- (a) his suit-case, (b) the collar button of Ben Price, (c) the punching machine.On the floor of his room Jimmy discovered – (a) Ben price’s collar-button, (b) Ben price’s collar bone, (c)  Ben price’s collar pin.

27. Ben Price was a renowned- (a) police officer, (b) detective, (c) writer.

28. Jimmy was arrested from- (a) his own room, , (b) Mike Dolan’s café, (c) the  street.

29. Jimmy went to Elmore- (a) by train, (b) by plane, (c) on foot.

30. Jimmy suit case was hidden – (a) under the floor, (b) in the wall, (c) behind the bar.

31. Which of the following is not among the tools used by Jimmy for burglary ?- (a)  jimmies, (b) brushes, (c) punches.

32. Jimmy’s tools of burglary were made of –(a) costly iron, (b) specially tempered steel, (c) wood.

33. Jimmy changed his jail dress – (a) in  a hotel, (b) in a café, (c) in the station.

34. The tools  of burglary had cost him- (a) over nine hundred dollars, (b) nineteen hundred dollars, (c) over thousand dollars.

35. A week after Jimmy’s release the first burglary was committed – (a)  In India, (b)in Richmond, (c) in Springfield.

36. In the burglary in Richmond the amount of money stolen was – (a) eight hundred repees, (b) eight hundred rollars, (c) eight thousand dollars.

37. After Jimmy’s release from Jail the second burglary was committed in – (a) a town bank, (b) a city bank, (c) in Logansport.

38. The amount of money stole in the Logansport burglary was – (a) five hundred dollars, (b) fifteen hundred dollars, (c) five thousand dollars.

39. After Jimmy’s release from jail the third burglary took place- (a) in Jefferson  City, (b) in Richmond, (c) in Indiana.

40. In the Burglary in Jefferson city the amont of money stole was – (a) five thousand dollars, (b) then thousand dollars, (c) five thousand rupees.

41. After his release jimmy committed – (a)  three burglaries, (b) four burglaries, (c) no burglary.

42. Ben price was employed second time after the burglary in – (a) Richmond, (b) Jefferson city, (c) Indiana.

43. ‘That’s Dandy Jim Valentine’s autograph”. The speaker was – (a) Ben Price, (b) the warden, (c) Mr. Adams.

44. He’s resumed ‘business’. Here ‘business’ refers to – (a) shoe-business , (b) burglary, (c) acting.

45. “Other people with burglary proof safes felt more at ease because- (a) Jimmy was sent to prison, (b) Jimmy left for Elmore, (c) Ben Price was given the charge of investigation.

46. Jimmy Valentine left for – (a) Elmore, (b) Logansport, (c) Jefferson city.

47. Jimmy saw Annabel Adams first – (a) In Elmore Bank, (b) on the street, (c) in her house.

48. When Jimmy went of Elmore first he looked – (a) like a gentleman, (b) like an athletic young senior just come from college, (c) like hero.

49. Miss Annabel  Adams was the daughter of a – (a) banker, (b) bank-officer, (c) detective.

50. Jimmy learnt the identity of Miss Annabel Admas from- (a) the clerk of the hotel, (b) a local loafer, (c) her father

51. Jimmy took a new name in Elmore to – (a) puzzle the police, (b) start a new life, (c) forget his past life.

52. In Elmore Jimmy changed his name to – (a) Ralph D Spencer, (b) Polly  Simpson, (c) Ben Pirce.

53. Jimmy opened a – (a) shoe-store, (b) drug-store, (c) furniture –shop.

54. And he accomplished the wish of his heart. The wish of Jimmy’s  heart was to – (a) open a business, (b) win many friends, (c) win the love of Miss Annabel Adams.

55. “…the phoenix that arose from …ashes.” Here the word ‘phoenix’ refers  to – (a) Jimmy Valentine, (b) Ben Pice, (c) Ralph D Spencer.

56. Jimmy decided to give his tools of burglary to – (a) Mike Dolan, (b) Billy, (c) Ben Price.

57. Jimmy wrote his letter to his friend- (a) Mike Dolan, (b) Billy, (c) Ben Price

58. Jimmy wanted to meet his frined at/in – (a) his friend’s house, (b) Elmore bank, (c) Sullivan’s place.

59. Ben price came to Elmore- (a) on the Monday night, (b) on the Sunday night, (c) on the Monday afternoon.

60. Mr. Adam’s was very proud of it here ‘it’ refers to – (a) jimmy’s tools, (b) his new vault and  safe, (c) his banking staff.

61. Dolph Gibson was Jimmy’s (a) driver, (b) relative, (c) manager.

62. Jimmy told Miss Annabel that his suit-case contained- (a) gold bricks, (b) shoe-horns, (c) burgler’s tools.

63. At Elmore Jimmy lived in – (a) a rented room of a hotel, (b) Mr. Adam’s house, (c) his friend’s house.

64. ……….. was shut in the vault. (a) Agatha, (b) May, (c) Mr. Adams.

65. May was – (a) eight years old, (b) ten years old, (c) nine years old.

66. Ben Price saw Jimmy from – (a) a tower, (b) his shoe store, (c) a drug store.

67. Putting on Jim’s hat and carrying Jimmy’s suitcase Annabel considered herself to be a – (a0 bearer, (b) drummer, (c) strong lady.

68. Annabel thought that Jimmy’s suitcase was full of – (a) tools, (b) heavy metals, (c) gold bricks.

69. Jim told Annabel that his suit case was heavy because it was full of – (a)  gold coins, (b) nickel plated shoe horns, (c) gold bricks.

70. Agatha’s mother screamed again, hysterically when – (a) Agatha was shut in the vault, (b) she knew that the door could not be opened, (c) Mr Adam’s  tugged at the handle of the vault.

71. “She will die of fright!” This was said by – (a) Agatha’s mother, (b) jMiss Annable Adams, (c) Mr. Adams.

72. “My God! Spencer, what shall we do?” This was said by (a) Agatha’s mother, (b) Agatha, (c) Mr. Adamas.

73. Jimmy  rescued the little girl form the vault - (a) Just a minute, (b) ten minutes, (c) five minutes.

74. “At the door a big man stood somewhat in his way”. Here the big man refers to – (a) Mr. Adams, (b) Ben Price, (c) Pal.

75. Ben pirce finally – (a) arrested jimmy, (b) forgave jimmy, (c) rebuked Jimmy.

76. The end of the story ‘Jimmy Valentine’ is (a) a happy one , (b) a sad one, (c) despairing one.

West Bengal Board HS Class 11 Solutions for English,

Essay Type Questions for 5 Marks :

1. How does O Henry establish a contrast between Jimmy Valentine and ‘Ralph D. Spencer ?
Ans.  Jimmy Valentine and Ralph D. Spencer are the two names of the same person at different phases of life. Both are smart, handsome and intelligent. Both have friends.  
But they differ considerably in profession , association, place and sphere of work, financial condition, social status and mental disposition. Jimmy Valentine is an infamous safecracker, but Ralph D. Spencer is a successful businessman. While Jimmy Valentine is a criminal who Ben Price wants to arrest, Ralph D. Spencer deserves Ben Price’s mercy and admiration because of his nobility. Out of generous feeling Ralph D. Spencer saves a little girl trapped inside the vault. While Ralph uses the tools for burglary, he uses the same tools Jimmy would use once to rescue the girl. In Fact Ralph D. Spencer is the reformed criminal who loves makes an honest man. Jimmy Valentine  completely befools the police. But Ralph D. Spencer can not befools the police. 

 2. Retrace Jimmy Valentine’s course of action from the moment he is granted parole to the time he reaches his room.
Ans. At a quarter past seven in the morning Jimmy was ready to come out of the jail.. The clerk handed him a railway ticket and a five dollar .The warden gave him a cigar and shok hands with him and Jimmy Valentine 9762 walked out into the sunshine.
Disregarding the song of the birds, the waving green trees and the smell of the flowers, Jimmy , coming out of the jail, went  straight for a restaurant. There he tasted the first sweet joys of liberty in the shape of a broiled chicken and a bottle of white wine followed by a cigarette. On the way he gave a quarter to a blind man and  went to the station. Then he met his friend Mike Dolan and took key of his house. He went upstairs and unlocked the door. He saw his collar- button. Then he dragged out a dust covered suitcase.

3.  What elements of this story are ironic ?
Or,  “O. Henry has given a real twist in the ‘ending’ of the story” – Justify.  ( Only 2nd Para)
Ans.   O. Henry  uses a number of literary devices to enliven the story. In  the story, jimmy’s burglary tools serve as tools of rescue. This  is  a fine instance of situational irony.  It is  ironical  that the banker shows his vault to a safecracker. 
Irony reaches its height when  Jimmy was going to be arrested by Ben Price after getting exposed while doing an angelic job of saving  a five year old child from the closed vault of the bank at  Elmore. Ben Price, the detective himself comes forward to jimmy’s rescue as he refuses to recognize him in order to allow him to remain  in safety in his newly blossoming life with a beautiful girl Annabel Adams. Ben price gave  priority to human quality above everything else and therefore deliberately allows  Jimmy Valentine to lead a normal happy life  with his  fiancée and would be wife Annabel. 

4. Do you believe that  a person who has a record of criminal behavior in the past can change permanently for the better ? If yes, what influences could be responsible for that change ? If not,  explain why ?
Ans.  Yes, I believe that a person who has a record of criminal behavior in the past can change permanently for the better. 
The sight  of beautiful Annabel brought about this change in him. The moment he looked at her and she coloured a little Jimmy forgot his past life and became another man. He collected information about her . Instantly he decided to start a new and honest life after marrying  Annabel, the “finest girl on earth”.
Jimmy changes name to one Ralph D. Spencer and booked a room in a hotel close to the bank and decided to leave his old business of “doing crooked thing” and live a straight life – “the  only life” with Annabel. He  made  many good friends and accomplished the wish of his heart by  meeting Annabel and became more and more captivated by her beauty and charms and secured the permission of Mr. Adams to marry Annabel.
Thus it was Annabel’s love that changed the dangerous criminal into a fine gentleman.

5.  Describe the contents of jimmy’s suitcase. Why do you think he “gazes fondly”  at them ?
Ans. Jimmy Valentine was a safecracker. He had a suitcase, dusty and old, which contains his valuable kit of safe-cracker’s tools. It was kept  in the wall of his house. It was a complete set, made of specially tempered steel. These tools were made in  the East. These tools were  latest designs in drills, punches, braces and bits, jimmies, clamps and augers, with two or three novelties, invented by Jimmy himself . He was proud for this novelties. He spent over nine hundred dollars to make them. 
I think that he was planning another burglar. He was also proud for these tools. So, he gazed  at them.

WBCHSE class 11 English Grammar

Textual Grammar Class XI WBCHSE 


1. He knew Jimmy’s habits. ( Make it complex and Negative)

2. No trace of the burglar was ever left behind.(make it Interrogative)

3. The jobs were clean, neat easy. (Make it Negative)

4. Then she looked quickly away and hurried into the bank. (Make it Simple)

5. Jimmy Valentine, the new man, needed a new name. (Make it complex)

6. He wanted to show off to them his brand-new bank vault. (Make it complex)

7. She believes in me. (Make it Negative)

8. He went  at once to a bar which was owned by an old pal. (Make it simple)

9. There the warden handed Jimmy his pardon, which had been signed that morning by the governor. (Make it simple)

10. The warden handed Jimmy his pardon. (Change the voice)

11. He got his key and went upstairs, unlocking the door of a room at the rear. (Split the sentence)

12. Jimmy pulled his dusty old suitcase. (Make it complex)

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