Of Mice and Men Chapter Questions

Of Mice and Men is set in which decade? 1930’s
In which state is the story set? California
Why does Carlson want to shoot Candy’s dog? It stinks and is suffering
From whom does Candy seek advice before allowing Carlson to shoot his dog? Slim
How did Crooks get his name? Because of a crooked back from being kicked by a horse
Disappointed with her life, Curley’s wife wonders where she would be if she had become… An actress
George and Lennie are different from the other men Because they look out for each other
In the power structure of the ranch, which character has the least amount of power? Crooks
When Steinbeck tells us that Lennie likes to pet soft things, which literaly technique is he using? Foreshadowing
After killing Curley’s wife, which pair of figures appear and scold Lennie? Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit
Which of the following characters checks the dead body of Curley’s wife for vital signs? Slim and George
Before George meets Lennie in the woods in the final scene, whose gun does he take? Carlson’s
The structure of the novel most resembles a (Dramatic) Play
“Whatever we ain’t got, that’s what you want. God a’mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy.” George
“I ought to of shot that dog myself.” Candy
“We could live offa the fatta the Ian’.” Lennie
“A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya, a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.” Crooks
“If I catch any one man, and he’s alone, I get along fine with him. But just let two of the guys get together an’ you won’t talk. Just nothing but mad.” Curley’s Wife
“Bus driver give us a bum steer…we hadda walk ten miles.” George
“What the hell you laughin’ at?” Curley
“You hadda, George. I swear, you hadda.” Slim
“But not us! An’ why? Because…I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why!” Lennie
“Everybody wants a little piece of Ian’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody ever gets to heaven, and nobody gets to land. It’s just in their heads. They’re all the time talkin’ about it, but it’s jus’ in their heads.” Crooks
“I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would.” George
Lennie scares the girl in the red dress in the town of weed. 1st event
The bus driver lies to George and Lennie. 2nd event
Candy’s dog is shot and killed. 3rd event
Lennie breaks Curley’s hand. 4th event
Lennie accidentally kills his puppy. 5th event
Lennie has two hallucinations. 6th event
Of Mice and Men was first published in 1937 True
Curley keeps Vaseline in one of his gloves to help sooth an old boxing injury False
A “cathouse” is another term for “whorehouse” or “brothel” True
George is the first person to discover the dead body of Curley’s wife False
Candy will still go and buy the small farm on his own; he isn’t going to be deterred by George and Lennie False
Whit reads aloud a letter to the editor he wrote that was published in a Western magazine False
Curley always carries a bull ship to show that he has more power than the regular working men on the ranch True
Curley’s wife invites Lennie to hold her hand and rub her shoulders False
While Candy announces the death of Curley’s wife, George goes to the ranch house and steals Curley’s gun False
Before shooting Lennie, George tells Lennie that he’s sorry and that he was never really mad at Lennie True
Lennie likes mustard on his beans False
Lennie is described as a terrier, a bull, a horse, and a bear True
Lennie’s last name is Milton False
George’s last name is Small False
Crooks changes his mind about joining the dream farm when George scolds everyone for being in Crooks’ room False
Lennie didn’t like the rubber mouse his mother bought for him because it wasn’t soft, like a real mouse False
Crooks was given $250 after his hand was mangled in a piece of farm equipment True
George and Lennie spent a total of eight days on the ranch False
Both Crooks’ alarm clock and his single-barreled shotgun could be seen as symbols of his loneliness True
Author John Steinbeck uses this story to examine both the predatory nature of humanity and the impossibility of the American Dream True

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