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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Lennie fought with the farmer's son-in-law.

    • B. 

      Lennie and George were fired.

    • C. 

      Lennie was accused of rape.

    • D. 

      Lennie killed the farmer's rabbit.

  • 2. 
    For what does Lennie ask that angers George?
    • A. 

      A Puppy

    • B. 

      Rabbits

    • C. 

      Ketchup

    • D. 

      Beans

  • 3. 
    According to George, why are he and Lennie different from other migrant laborers?
    • A. 

      They don't have any responsibilities.

    • B. 

      They have a chance to fulfill their dream of owning land.

    • C. 

      They cannot move from job to job as easily because of Lennie's disability.

    • D. 

      They are not lonely, for they have each other.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following does not foreshadow later events in the novel?
    • A. 

      George scolds Lennie for getting them fired from every job they have.

    • B. 

      George tells Lennie where to hide if there is trouble.

    • C. 

      George talks about Aunt Clara.

    • D. 

      George kills the mouse that he holds.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Talkative

    • B. 

      Forgetful

    • C. 

      Slow-witted

    • D. 

      Innocent

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not significant about George's speech to Lennie?
    • A. 

      George has given the speech many times, showing the tenacity with which they hold their dreams.

    • B. 

      George's dreams for the future contrast with their current situation.

    • C. 

      The speech demonstrates Lennie's fixation in simplistic pleasures.

    • D. 

      The speech foreshadows George and Lennie's future together.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a possible reason why the boss suspects George and Lennie?
    • A. 

      Lennie appears foolish and dimwitted.

    • B. 

      Lennie does not speak.

    • C. 

      George gives an unsatisfactory answer why they are no longer in Weed.

    • D. 

      George shows concern for Lennie.

  • 8. 
    Why does Curley dislike Lennie?
    • A. 

      Lennie laughs at Curley.

    • B. 

      The boss tells Curley to watch out for Lennie.

    • C. 

      Curley is jealous of those who are bigger than he.

    • D. 

      Lennie ogles his wife.

  • 9. 
    What is the significance of George's explanation that he and Lennie are cousins?
    • A. 

      They are in an environment in which two men can only behave kindly to one another if they have a tangible family connection.

    • B. 

      This lie alerts the boss that George and Lennie are trouble.

    • C. 

      It explains why George cares for Lennie despite his apparent dislike for him.

    • D. 

      He lies because Lennie believes that he is George's actual cousin.

  • 10. 
    What do the men think of Curley's Wife?
    • A. 

      They suspect that she married Curley because she is pregnant.

    • B. 

      They think that she married Curley for money.

    • C. 

      They think that she is a tart.

    • D. 

      They pity her for her marriage to Curley.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following does not describe Curley's Wife when she first enters the bunk house?
    • A. 

      Seductive

    • B. 

      Confrontational

    • C. 

      Worried

    • D. 

      Angry

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is not significant about George's story about the river?
    • A. 

      It shows that Lennie is an innocent who does not know the consequences of his actions.

    • B. 

      It shows that Lennie is capable of self-inflicted violence.

    • C. 

      It shows that Lennie will obey George unconditionally.

    • D. 

      It shows that George is capable of cruelty toward Lennie.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      George fears becoming violent if left to himself.

    • B. 

      Lennie needs constant supervision.

    • C. 

      George feels responsible for Lennie.

    • D. 

      Lennie is George's only surviving relative.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Crooks

    • B. 

      Slim

    • C. 

      Carlson

    • D. 

      Candy

  • 15. 
    Which of these animals is not killed in the course of the story?
    • A. 

      A mouse

    • B. 

      A puppy

    • C. 

      A rabbit

    • D. 

      An old dog

  • 16. 
    Which of the following does not describe Candy?
    • A. 

      Malleable

    • B. 

      Dependent

    • C. 

      Passive

    • D. 

      Ill-tempered

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Candy and his dog are both outcasts.

    • B. 

      Candy and his dog are both aged and decrepit.

    • C. 

      Candy and his dog are both barely able to function without others' help.

    • D. 

      Candy and his dog are both sacrificed when useless.

  • 18. 
    Why does Candy let Carlson shoot his dog?
    • A. 

      Candy is pressured into letting Carlson shoot his dog.

    • B. 

      Candy knows that his dog will only suffer if he lives.

    • C. 

      Candy cannot afford the dog anymore.

    • D. 

      Carlson offers Candy another dog.

  • 19. 
    Where does George go at night without Lennie?
    • A. 

      A whorehouse

    • B. 

      A strip joint

    • C. 

      A pool hall

    • D. 

      To sleep with Curley's wife

  • 20. 
    Which of the following characters does not remain at the farm at night?
    • A. 

      Lennie

    • B. 

      Crooks

    • C. 

      Slim

    • D. 

      Candy

  • 21. 
    What does Lennie do when Curley punches him?
    • A. 

      He does not fight back.

    • B. 

      He begins to weep.

    • C. 

      He attempts to strange Curley.

    • D. 

      He immediately crushes Curley's hand.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following is not a dangerous woman in the novel?
    • A. 

      The 'tart'

    • B. 

      The woman from Weed

    • C. 

      Curley's Wife

    • D. 

      Aunt Clara

  • 23. 
    What is the name of Curley's Wife?
    • A. 

      She is never named.

    • B. 

      Colleen

    • C. 

      Clara

    • D. 

      Beatrice

  • 24. 
     According to Crooks, what would happen to Lennie without George?
    • A. 

      He would live like an animal.

    • B. 

      He would be unable to support himself.

    • C. 

      He would end up killing himself.

    • D. 

      He would be sent to an insane asylum.

  • 25. 
    According to Curley's wife, under what condition do men speak to her?
    • A. 

      When she offers sexual favors.

    • B. 

      When she behaves like a proper wife.

    • C. 

      When Curley is around.

    • D. 

      When they are alone.