Short Answer Study Guide-Of Mice and Men Chapter 1

Physical description of Lennie A huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide slopping shoulders
Physical description of George Small and quirk, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features: small strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose
What is George’s first complain to Lennie? George told Lennie to not drink so much from the green pool or he would get sick like he was last night.
What trouble did George and Lennie have in weed? The trouble George and Lennie had in weed was that Lennie touched the girl’s dress to feel it’s softness which scared the girl tremendously. The girl screamed and they had to start running to a new place that was out of the country.
What is in Lennie’s pocket? Why does he have it? Lennie has a dead mouse in his pocket. He has a dead mouse in his pocket so he could pet it with his thumb while they walked.
What could George do if he was alone? He could get along so easy and so nice, live easily, maybe have a girl. Take his money and go into town and get whatever he wanted. He could eat at any place, hotel or any place, and order whatever he wanted. Get a gallon of whisky, sit in a poolroom and play cards or shoot pool.
Lennie offers to go away and live in a cave. What is George’s response? George responded by telling Lennie hat he was just foolin’, he wants Lennie to stay with him. The trouble is that Lennie kills mice. George will get him a puppy the first chance he gets. Better than mice and harder to kill. Lennie could pet it harder.
Why are George and Lennie so different from the other guys “guys like us that work on ranches”? They are different because Lennie and George have each other to look after. They have a person to talk to. They have a future.
What are George and Lennie going to do someday? One day they are going to live off the fat of the land. Have a house, couple of acres, cows, pigs, a big vegetable patch, chickens, and rabbits for Lennie to tend.
What two things does George want Lennie to remember? The two things George wanted Lennie to remember were to not say anything once they got to the ranch(especially to the boss) and if he ever got in trouble to come back to the river and hide in the brush.
Why did George want to camp overnight instead of walking another quarter of a mile to the ranch? George wanted to show the new boss of how good of a worker Lennie is

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