Of Mice and Men Chapter 1 Quiz

When George and Lennie approach the river, why does George warn Lennie not to drink too much water? George says Lennie will be sick like he was the night before.
What has Georbge told Lennie about that he always remembers even when he forgets everything else? Lennie always remembers that he will be the one to tend to the rabbits on their “dream” farm.
Why does Lennie have a dead mouse in this pocket? He is carrying it in his pocket so he can pet it as they walk. He likes to pet soft things.
Why does George order Lennie not to talk when they get to the ranch? George says that if the boss hears Lennie talk before he sees Lennie work, the two men won’t have a chance of getting the job.
What happened to all of the mice that Lennie’s Aunt Clara gave him? He killed the mice by petting them too hard.
Why have George and Lennie run away from Weed, CA? Lennie tried to feel a girl’s dress. He wanted to pet the dress but she thought he was attacking her.
What does Lennie want to eat with his beans? Lennie wants Ketsup to put on his beans.
Why does George say that migrant workers who travel from farm to farm are the loneliest people in the world? He says migrant workers are lonely because they don’t hae ay family, they don’t belong anywhere, and they have nothing to look forward to.
What dream do George and Lennie share? They share the dream of buying a small farm together and working it. On this farm, Lennie will tend to the rabbits and pet them whenever he wants.
What does George tell Lennie to do if he gets in trouble at their new job site? George tells Lennie to come to this spot where they are camping and hide in the bushes until George comes for him.
Where did the bus drop George and Lennie off? The bus dropped them off 2 miles form the ranch near Salinas River.
How is George described? short, small, slim, working man
How is Lennie described? big, broad shoulders, walks like a bear, no arm movement when he walks.
What does Lennie do with the water that makes him proud of himself He creates ripples across the water.
What does Lennie “not” have in his pocket? bus ticket and work card
Why does Lennie not have the bus ticket and work card in his pocket? George took it so Lennie wouldn’t lose it.
Where are George and Lennie going? a ranch for work
What does George imply happened in Weed, CA with the girl? George implies that Lennie messed up and was innocent on anything that the girl might say.
Explain the relationship between George and Lennie in Chapter 1? George is like a big brother to Lennie and watches over him. George is sometimes harsh, but it is for Lennie’s own good.
When did George meet Lennie? George knew Lennie’s Aunt Clara, who used to care for Lennie. When she dies, George promises to look after and take care of Lennie.

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