Coach Gasaway Eng. 2 Omm Ch. 1-3

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  • 1. 

    To which of the topics does the following quote relate? "Well, I can stand him in here," said Carlson. "That stink hangs around even afar he's gone...whyn'nt you shoot him, Candy?"

    • A.

      The Great Depression

    • B.

      Mental Disabilities

    • C.

      Euthanasia

    • D.

      Migrant Laborers

    Correct Answer
    C. Euthanasia
    Explanation
    The quote suggests that someone is proposing to shoot a person in order to end their suffering or relieve them from their pain. This relates to the topic of euthanasia, which involves the deliberate ending of a person's life in order to alleviate their suffering.

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  • 2. 

    Slim refers to Lennie as a "cuckoo" yet George is quick to correct him. What does this tell us about George?

    Correct Answer
    protective
    caring
    loving
    responsible
    Explanation
    This tells us that George is protective, caring, loving, and responsible towards Lennie. He is quick to correct Slim's remark because he wants to defend Lennie and ensure that others treat him with respect and kindness. This shows that George deeply cares for Lennie's well-being and wants to protect him from any harm or negative judgment. It also demonstrates his sense of responsibility towards Lennie, as he takes on the role of looking out for him and advocating for his dignity.

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  • 3. 

    What characteristics does Slim possess that allow George to feel safe in telling him the story about Weed?

    • A.

      Judgmental/Agreeable

    • B.

      Smart

    • C.

      Nonjudgmental/ Strict

    • D.

      Trustworthy/ Nonjudgmental

    Correct Answer
    D. Trustworthy/ Nonjudgmental
    Explanation
    George feels safe in telling Slim the story about Weed because Slim is trustworthy and nonjudgmental. This means that George believes Slim will keep his confidence and not betray him by spreading the story or using it against him. Additionally, Slim is nonjudgmental, which means he will not criticize or condemn George for his actions or feelings. This creates a safe and supportive environment for George to open up and share his story with Slim.

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  • 4. 

    The following quote from Ch. 3 best illustrates which of Steinbeck's characteristics of STYLE: "I ain't much good with on'y one hand. I lost my hand right here on this ranch. That's why they give me a job swampin'

    • A.

      Sentimentalism

    • B.

      Regionalism

    • C.

      Motifs

    • D.

      Proletarian Focus

    Correct Answer
    D. Proletarian Focus
    Explanation
    The given quote from Chapter 3 demonstrates Steinbeck's characteristic of Proletarian Focus. The use of dialect and the mention of a physical disability highlights the hardships faced by the working class. This focus on the struggles and experiences of the working class is a common theme in Steinbeck's writing, as he often shed light on the social and economic inequalities of the time.

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  • 5. 

    The contrast between the Dream farm and the farm where the men work, is an example of which writing style?

    • A.

      Realism Vs. Idealism

    • B.

      Symbolism

    • C.

      Naturalism

    • D.

      Proletarian Focus

    Correct Answer
    A. Realism Vs. Idealism
    Explanation
    The contrast between the Dream farm and the farm where the men work suggests a clash between two opposing perspectives: realism and idealism. Realism focuses on portraying life as it is, without idealizing or romanticizing it. The farm where the men work represents the harsh realities of their lives. On the other hand, idealism emphasizes the pursuit of perfect ideals and dreams. The Dream farm represents the men's aspirations and hopes for a better life. Therefore, the contrast between the two farms exemplifies the writing style of Realism Vs. Idealism.

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  • 6. 

    The following quote from Ch. 3 best illustrates which of Steinbeck's characteristics of STYLE: closed fist. Curley was white and shrunken by now, and his struggling had become weak. He stood crying, his fist lost in Lennie's paws."

    • A.

      Realism

    • B.

      Regionalism

    • C.

      Sentimentalism

    • D.

      Symbolism

    Correct Answer
    A. Realism
    Explanation
    The given quote from the book demonstrates Steinbeck's characteristic of realism. Realism in literature aims to depict events, characters, and settings in a truthful and accurate manner, reflecting the realities of life. In this quote, Steinbeck describes the physical appearance and actions of Curley, showing the harsh reality of his defeat and vulnerability. The realistic portrayal of Curley's struggle and his tears conveys the raw emotions and the harshness of the situation.

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  • 7. 

    "But you get used to goin' around with a guy an' you can't get rid of him."

    • A.

      Nature as a Refuge

    • B.

      The American Dream

    • C.

      Friendship as family

    • D.

      Loneliness of a migrant life

    Correct Answer
    C. Friendship as family
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the speaker has developed a strong bond with someone and now finds it difficult to separate from them. The phrase "get used to" implies a sense of familiarity and comfort that comes from spending time with this person. The idea of "going around" with someone suggests that they have been together and shared experiences. The phrase "can't get rid of him" indicates that the speaker doesn't want to be separated from this person, emphasizing the importance of their friendship. This aligns with the theme of friendship as family, highlighting the deep connection and reliance on each other.

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  • 8. 

    “If you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.”

    • A.

      Nature as a refuge

    • B.

      The American Dream

    • C.

      Friendship as family

    • D.

      Loneliness of a migrant life

    Correct Answer
    A. Nature as a refuge
    Explanation
    The given quote suggests that the speaker wants someone to hide in the brush if they get into trouble. This implies that nature is seen as a refuge or a safe place where one can seek solace or protection. It indicates that nature is perceived as a sanctuary, a place where one can find safety and escape from the troubles of the world.

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  • 9. 

    "An' we could have a few pigs. I could build a smoke house like the one gran'pa had, an' when we kill a pig we can smoke the bacon and the hams, and make sausage an' all like that."

    • A.

      Violence as unavoidable

    • B.

      The American Dream

    • C.

      Friendship as family

    • D.

      Loneliness of a migrant life

    Correct Answer
    B. The American Dream
    Explanation
    The given passage suggests the idea of the American Dream. The speaker is discussing their aspirations and plans for the future, which include owning pigs and building a smokehouse. These plans reflect the desire for self-sufficiency and the ability to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The American Dream often refers to the belief that through hard work and determination, anyone can achieve success and prosperity in the United States. The passage highlights the speaker's hope for a better life and their belief in the possibilities that the American Dream offers.

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  • 10. 

    “Curley lashed his body around. ‘By Christ, he’s gotta talk when he’s spoke to!’ “

    • A.

      Violence as unavoidable

    • B.

      The American Dream

    • C.

      Friendship as family

    • D.

      Loneliness of a migrant life

    Correct Answer
    A. Violence as unavoidable
    Explanation
    The given excerpt from the text shows Curley's aggressive behavior and his need for control and dominance. He insists that others must speak to him when spoken to, suggesting a violent and confrontational nature. This implies that violence is portrayed as unavoidable in the story, highlighting the theme of aggression and conflict among the characters.

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