Of Mice and Men Test
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by Melissa Nichols
| 28 Questions
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What does George say he would do if he were alone?
Go to a 'cat house'
Drink whiskey all night
Play cards at a pool hall all night
All of the above
2
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Why are George and Lennie different from the other guys who work on ranches?
They are actually wealthy
They like their work and want to do it forever
They are not drifters
Each has the other to look out for him
3
1
What does Slim have that Lennie wants?
A gun
A wife
Puppies
The best bunk
4
1
Which character in this text is the most realistic? Why?
5
1
Why did Curly fight with Lennie?
Curly thought Lennie was laughing at him
They both wanted the best bunk
Lennie punched him first
Lennie made a rude remark about Curly's wife
6
1
What is the significance of killing Candy's dog?
There are a number of deaths in the novel so this one gets us used to the idea
It makes us feel sorry for Candy
It hints that George will kill Lennie
It reveals that Carlson is a mean man
7
1
Which of the following does not foreshadow later events in the novel?
George talks about Aunt Clara
Lennie kills the mouse that he holds
George tells Lennie where to hide if there is trouble
George scolds Lennie from getting them fired from every job they have
8
1
Which of the following does not describe Lennie?
Innocent
Slow-witted
Talkative
Forgetful
9
1
What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing from when the novel begins?
Soledad
Weed
Salinas
The town is never mentioned
10
1
Why does Curly dislike Lennie?
Lennie laughs at Curly
Curly is jealous of those that are bigger than he
The boss tells Curly to watch out for Lennie
Lennie likes Curly's wife
11
1
What do the men think of Curly's wife?
They think she is a tart
They pity her for her marriage to Curly
They think she married Curly for money
They suspect that she married Curly because she is pregnant
12
1
Which of these animals is not killed in the story?
A puppy
A rabbit
A mouse
An old dog
13
1
Why does Candy let Carlson shoot his dog?
Candy cannot afford the dog anymore
Candy knows his dog will only suffer if he lives
Carlson offers Candy another dog
Candy is pressured into letting Carlson shoot his dog
14
1
What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George?
He will learn to farm
He will get to tend rabbits
They will both find 'purty' girls and settle down
He will strike it rich panning for gold
15
1
What does Curly wear to set himself apart from the other men?
A denim jacket
High-heeled boots
A bull whip
Pants
16
1
Who cared for Lennie before George?
Lennie's mother
Lennie's Aunt Clara
George's mother
George's Aunt Clara
17
1
What does Curly's wife offer to let Lennie touch?
Her dress
Her face
Her hand
Her hair
18
1
How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curly's wife?
He dresses the woman in fancy red shoes
He opens the chapter in which she dies with Lennie petting his dead puppy
He gives her a moving speech in which she admits her dream of being a movie star
He points out several times that Lennie doesn't like her
19
1
What does George say to Lennie before shooting him?
He tells Lennie that he is a bad man and that he deserves to die
He tells Lennie that he has no other choice but to shoot him because it is the law
He tells Lennie the story of their farm
He tells Lennie that he's sorry that he let him down
20
1
After killing Curly's wife, which of the following pairs does Lennie imagine appear to chastise his behavior?
Aunt Clara and his mother
Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit
George and Curly
George and Curly's wife
21
1
Disappointed with her life, Curly's wife wonders where she would be if she had followed her dreams and become which of the following?
A movie star
A nurse
A showgirl
A schoolteacher
22
1
What is George's attitude toward Lennie in the beginning of the novel? Why does he stay with Lennie?
23
1
What sets the stable buck apart from the other men on the ranch?
24
1
Describe George and Lennie's dream.
25
1
How does Curly's wife feel about Curly?
26
1
What is Lennie's reaction after he kills Curly's wife?
27
1
What is one theme of this novel? Give examples.
28
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How is this text an example of Realism and Regionalism?
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