Of Mice and Men Chapter 3

Who is Slim? the jerkline skinner the prince and most respected person on the ranch
What kind act does Slim do for Lennie? George thanks Slim for the Lennie’s new puppy.
Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it’s funny howGeorge and Lennie go around together. What is George’s answer? Because Slim is a good guy, George tells him everything: that George knewLennie’s Aunt Clara, that he used to tease Lennie mercilessly until he realized how loyal Lennie was to him, that Lennie isn’t exactly crazy, just dumb, that he’s gotten used to Lennie’s annoying ways, and that he’s seen guys that go around by themselves and those guys get lonely and mean. So, he and Lennie stick together.• George also tells Slim what happened in Weed with the girl in t he red dress – she got frightened of Lennie’s petting, cried rape, and he and Lennie had to run for their lives.
Why do you think George tells Slim about what happened in Weed? he thinks he’s a good guy and trusts him. Slim tries to understand George and Lennies situation
Identify Candy. the swamper old man who lost his handhas an old dog
List words that Carlson used to describe Candy’s dog. smellyoldcripled
What is Carlson’s solution to the problem presented by the dog? Kill Candys dog
What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why? kills Candy’s dog to put it out of its misery
What card game does George play? George plays solitaire
Describe Curley’s wife. What’s the problem about her? dresses and acts like a trampshe is lonesome
What will Lennie’s job be when he and George get their land? Lennie will tend the rabbits
What does Candy want when he hears about George’s and Lennie’s plans? candy wants to join them on their land
What role does Candy play in helping George and Lennie try to buyland? he is willing to put up several hundred dollars he had saved
What does Slim decide about Lennie “he ain’t mean…he’s jes like a kid.”
What does Carlson complain about Carlson comes in and complains again about the smell wafting off of Candy’s dogand offers to shoot the creature with his own trusty Luger
Who is miserable when Candys dog dies and why Candy is miserable, since he loves his old companion and can’t bear the thoughtof killing him.
Who sides with Carlson and why Slim sides with Carlson – he’d want to be shot if he were old and crippled so the dog dies
What is heard in the distance a shot; Carlson killed Candy’s dog
Describe the crooks Crooks, who takes care of all the horses and gets his own private roomCrooks lives by himself because he is black, and black people aren’t allowed to live withwhite people.
What do the crooks tell slim about lennie He is hanging out in the barn too much
What does Whit, another ranch hand say about Curleys wife engages George in conversation about Curley’s wife, who hesays is a “loo loo.” They agree that Curley has “yella-jackets in his drawers” and his pants “is just crawlin’ with ants,” all of which means that Curley’s wife’s crazy sexuality has pumped up Curley’s sexuality.
What does george observe about Curleys wife Curley’s wife is “gonna make a mess.”
What do Candy, george, and slim imagine what life would be like if their owned their own farm
What did Candy admit when all the other men come to the bunkhouse he should have shot the dog himself
What does Slim do when Carlson gets ready to take Curley to the doctor term-13 Slim shuts the situation down: hetells Curley to say that he got his hand caught in a machine. If he tries to get Lenniefired, Slim will tell everyone what really happened.
Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What Happened? Slim is angry at Curley for bugging him about his wife, Carlson calls Curley a coward, Curley starts punching Lennie, who does nothing until George yells at Lennie to “get ‘im.”• Lennie grabs Curley’s hand as it’s coming toward his face, and crushes it completely
Why is Lennie scared because he has done a “bad thing” and thinks George will no longer let him tend the rabbits but George reassures him all is okay.

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