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Have you read the book Of Mice And Men? Can you pass this quiz based on the same book? Of Mice and Men is a popular novel written by John Steinbeck. It was published in 1937, and the novel narrates the experiences of George Milton as well as Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers moving from place to place in California to search for new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Let's check your knowledge about the book with this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Curley's wife is happy staying at home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Curley's wife is happy staying at home. However, in John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men," it is evident that Curley's wife is not happy staying at home. She constantly seeks attention and companionship from the other men on the ranch, showing her dissatisfaction with her current situation. This can be seen through her flirtatious behavior and her desire to be noticed and included in conversations and activities. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 2. 

    The story starts on a beach.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer is False because the story does not start on a beach.

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  • 3. 

    Crooks is skeptical about George, Lennie, and Candy's plan to buy land.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Crooks, a character in John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, expresses skepticism about George, Lennie, and Candy's plan to buy land. This is evident in the way Crooks questions the feasibility of their dream and expresses doubts about their ability to achieve it. He points out the many obstacles they would face, such as the lack of money and the inherent difficulties of owning and maintaining a piece of land. Crooks' skepticism reflects the harsh reality of their situation and the challenges they would have to overcome, making the answer "True" correct.

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  • 4. 

    Where are George, Slim, Curley, and the other guys in Chapter 4?

    • A.

      The bunkhouse

    • B.

      The ranch

    • C.

      A brothel

    • D.

      A rodeo

    Correct Answer
    C. A brothel
    Explanation
    In Chapter 4, George, Slim, Curley, and the other guys are at a brothel. This suggests that they are engaging in activities typically associated with such establishments, possibly seeking entertainment or companionship. The presence of these characters in a brothel adds depth to their personalities and provides insight into the culture and social dynamics of the time period in which the story is set.

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  • 5. 

    Carlson accidentally tells Curley's wife about the fight between Curley and Lennie.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no mention or indication in the given statement that Carlson accidentally tells Curley's wife about the fight between Curley and Lennie. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 6. 

    Who walks in on Crooks in the barn at the beginning of Chapter 4?

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Lennie

    • D.

      Carlson

    Correct Answer
    C. Lennie
    Explanation
    Lennie walks in on Crooks in the barn at the beginning of Chapter 4. This is significant because Lennie's unintentional intrusion disrupts Crooks' solitude and initiates a conversation between the two characters. Lennie's innocence and lack of understanding about personal boundaries create an opportunity for Crooks to express his own loneliness and isolation as an African American on the ranch. This encounter plays a crucial role in highlighting the theme of loneliness and discrimination prevalent in the novel.

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  • 7. 

    Why are Crooks not allowed in the bunkhouse?

    • A.

      Because he's old

    • B.

      Because he's crippled

    • C.

      Because he's black

    • D.

      Because he's good at horseshoes

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he's black
    Explanation
    The reason Crooks is not allowed in the bunkhouse is because he is black. This suggests that there is racial discrimination and segregation on the ranch. The other options given - being old, crippled, or good at horseshoes - do not provide any valid reasons for excluding someone from the bunkhouse.

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  • 8. 

    Why have Crooks been able to accumulate more personal items than the other ranch hands?

    • A.

      Because he had more money

    • B.

      Because he was older

    • C.

      Because he had been there a long time and lived alone

    • D.

      Because he was the favorite

    Correct Answer
    C. Because he had been there a long time and lived alone
    Explanation
    Crooks has been able to accumulate more personal items than the other ranch hands because he had been at the ranch for a long time and lived alone. This suggests that over the years, Crooks had the opportunity to gather and keep his belongings without having to share or compete with others. Living alone also means that he had more space and privacy to store his possessions, allowing him to accumulate more than the other ranch hands who likely shared living quarters.

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  • 9. 

    Why does Candy say he is no longer afraid that Curley’s wife will get them fired?

    • A.

      He is just old and senile. He doesn't know what he's saying.

    • B.

      He thinks she's a tart and doesn't care what she thinks.

    • C.

      They have somewhere to go. Land of their own.

    • D.

      Now that Lennie broke Curley's hand, there's nothing to be afraid of anymore.

    Correct Answer
    C. They have somewhere to go. Land of their own.
    Explanation
    The reason Candy says he is no longer afraid that Curley's wife will get them fired is because they have somewhere to go, a land of their own. This implies that Candy and his companions have a plan to leave their current situation and acquire their own land, which gives them a sense of security and independence.

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  • 10. 

    At the end of chapter 4, who has the power?

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Curley's wife

    • D.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    In chapter 4, Curley's wife is depicted as having power over the other characters. She uses her authority as the boss's wife to assert dominance and manipulate those around her. She flirts with the ranch workers, particularly Lennie and Crooks, to exert control and gain attention. Additionally, she threatens to get them fired if they don't comply with her demands. Therefore, Curley's wife is the one who has the power at the end of chapter 4.

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  • 11. 

    What does Slim do with the newborn puppies?

    • A.

      Drown them

    • B.

      Give them to Lennie

    • C.

      Sell them

    • D.

      Keep them for himself

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Give them to Lennie
    Explanation
    Slim gives the newborn puppies to Lennie.

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  • 12. 

    When George says "if I was even a little bit smart, I'd have my own little place, an' I'd be bringin' in my own crops, 'stead of doin' all the work and not getting what comes up outta the ground," what is he hinting at?

    • A.

      A better future

    • B.

      The American dream

    • C.

      Being his own boss

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    George is hinting at all of the above options. By mentioning having his own little place and bringing in his own crops, he is referring to the idea of being his own boss and having a better future. This aligns with the concept of the American dream, which encompasses the idea of working hard and achieving success and prosperity. Therefore, all of the options mentioned in the answer are valid interpretations of George's statement.

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  • 13. 

    Who is older?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Neither, they're the same age

    Correct Answer
    A. George
    Explanation
    The question asks about the age comparison between George and Lennie. The answer states that George is older without providing any specific details about their ages or any supporting information. Therefore, it can be assumed that George is older based on the given answer.

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  • 14. 

    When George and Lennie were younger, George would play tricks on Lennie.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement in the question clearly states that when George and Lennie were younger, George used to play tricks on Lennie. This implies that George would engage in playful or mischievous activities with Lennie during their younger days.

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  • 15. 

    Why did George stop playing tricks on Lennie?

    • A.

      He never played any tricks on Lennie

    • B.

      Lennie beat George up

    • C.

      Aunt Clara told him not to

    • D.

      Lennie almost drowned once

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Lennie almost drowned once
    Explanation
    George stopped playing tricks on Lennie because Lennie almost drowned once. This incident likely made George realize the potential danger and harm that could come from playing tricks on Lennie, leading him to stop engaging in such behavior.

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  • 16. 

    Lennie was accused of raping a woman in Weed. That's why George and Lennie had to flee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that Lennie was accused of raping a woman in Weed, which led to George and Lennie having to flee. This suggests that the accusation was serious enough to warrant them leaving their current location in order to avoid any legal consequences or potential harm. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately reflects the situation described.

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  • 17. 

    What does Carlson tell Candy to do with his old dog?

    • A.

      Sell it

    • B.

      Keep it

    • C.

      Drown it

    • D.

      Shoot it

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Shoot it
    Explanation
    Carlson tells Candy to shoot his old dog. This suggests that Carlson believes the dog is no longer useful or valuable, and that it would be more humane to put it out of its misery. This action reflects the harsh reality of life on the ranch, where animals are seen as expendable and their worth is solely based on their utility.

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  • 18. 

    Carlson takes Candy's dog outside and shoots it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that Carlson takes Candy's dog outside and shoots it, and the correct answer is "True".

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  • 19. 

    George and Lennie keep talking about a "stake". What are they talking about?

    • A.

      A piece of meat

    • B.

      A stick

    • C.

      A horse

    • D.

      A sum of money

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A sum of money
    Explanation
    George and Lennie are discussing a "stake" which refers to a sum of money. This can be inferred from the context of the conversation and their aspirations to save up enough money to buy their own land and live off it. They frequently talk about their dream of having their own place and the "stake" represents the financial means to achieve this goal.

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  • 20. 

    Which character could be described as jealous?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Slim

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    A. George
    Explanation
    George could be described as jealous because throughout the novel, he becomes jealous of other characters who have companionship or dreams. He is jealous of Lennie's innocence and ability to find joy in simple things, as well as jealous of Slim's leadership and respect from the other ranch workers. Additionally, George is jealous of Curley's wife's attention towards Lennie, as he fears that it may lead to trouble. This jealousy is evident in George's actions and interactions with these characters, highlighting his desire for what they possess.

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  • 21. 

    As a warning to Lennie, George says "these here jail baits are just set on the trigger of the hoosegow". Who is George talking about?

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Aunt Clara

    • C.

      Curley's wife

    • D.

      Slim

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    George is warning Lennie about Curley's wife. He refers to her as "these here jail baits" which implies that she is young and attractive, but also dangerous. The phrase "set on the trigger of the hoosegow" suggests that she is provocative and may lead Lennie into trouble or get him into trouble with the law. This warning highlights the potential danger and temptation that Curley's wife poses to Lennie, emphasizing the need for caution in their interactions with her.

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  • 22. 

    George and Lennie make a plan with the one-handed old man, Candy. What is it?

    • A.

      Save their money and buy a place

    • B.

      Get Curley fired

    • C.

      Rob the ranch

    • D.

      Play a trick on Curley's wife

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Save their money and buy a place
    Explanation
    George and Lennie, along with the one-handed old man, Candy, plan to save their money in order to buy a place of their own. This suggests that they are tired of working for others and want to have their own piece of land where they can live and work independently. This plan reflects their desire for stability, security, and a sense of belonging, which they believe can be achieved by owning their own place. By saving their money, they hope to eventually achieve this dream and escape the hardships of their current lifestyle.

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  • 23. 

    How long will they have to work before completing their plan?

    • A.

      One day

    • B.

      One week

    • C.

      One month

    • D.

      One year

    • E.

      Two years

    Correct Answer
    C. One month
    Explanation
    The correct answer is one month because it is the option that falls in between the shortest and longest time periods given. It is longer than one day, one week, and shorter than one year and two years. Therefore, it can be inferred that they will have to work for one month to complete their plan.

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  • 24. 

    Who does Curley pick a fight with and punch in the bunkhouse?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Carlson

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lennie
    Explanation
    Curley picks a fight with and punches Lennie in the bunkhouse. This is because Curley is a small man who is insecure about his size and feels the need to assert his dominance. Lennie, on the other hand, is a large and strong man who unintentionally provokes Curley by his sheer size and innocence. Curley's aggression towards Lennie is a reflection of his own insecurities and need to prove himself.

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  • 25. 

    Who ends up stopping Curley and crushing his hand?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Carlson

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lennie
    Explanation
    Lennie ends up stopping Curley and crushing his hand. This is because Curley starts a fight with Lennie, and Lennie, being unaware of his own strength, retaliates by gripping Curley's hand tightly. Lennie's immense physical power overpowers Curley, leaving him helpless and in pain.

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  • 26. 

    Where did the bus drop the two men off?

    • A.

      Weed

    • B.

      Soledad

    • C.

      Four miles from the ranch

    • D.

      By the river

    Correct Answer
    C. Four miles from the ranch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Four miles from the ranch." This means that the bus dropped the two men off at a location that is four miles away from the ranch.

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  • 27. 

    What does Lennie do with the water that makes him proud of himself?

    • A.

      Drinks it and washes himself drinks it and washes himself

    • B.

      Splashes it at George

    • C.

      Imitates George

    • D.

      Goes swimming in the river

    Correct Answer
    C. Imitates George
    Explanation
    Lennie imitates George with the water, which makes him proud of himself.

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  • 28. 

    What does Lennie NOT have in his pocket?

    • A.

      A mouse

    • B.

      His work card

    • C.

      His identification

    • D.

      Money

    Correct Answer
    B. His work card
    Explanation
    Lennie does not have his work card in his pocket.

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  • 29. 

    Why does Lennie not have it in HIS pocket?

    • A.

      George is holding it for him.

    • B.

      He lost it when he was swimming.

    • C.

      A mouse at it.

    • D.

      He had a hole in his pocket.

    Correct Answer
    A. George is holding it for him.
    Explanation
    Lennie does not have it in his pocket because George is holding it for him. This implies that Lennie trusts George to keep it safe and take care of it. It also suggests that Lennie may be forgetful or prone to losing things, so George takes on the responsibility of holding it for him to prevent any mishaps.

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  • 30. 

    What does Lennie take out of the pocket that gets him yelled at by George?

    • A.

      A deck of cards

    • B.

      A stash of money

    • C.

      Rotten food

    • D.

      A dead mouse

    Correct Answer
    D. A dead mouse
    Explanation
    Lennie takes out a dead mouse from his pocket, which causes George to yell at him. This suggests that Lennie has a habit of carrying around dead animals, possibly as a way to comfort himself or to fulfill some sort of sensory need. However, George's reaction implies that this behavior is inappropriate or bothersome to him.

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  • 31. 

    What did Lennie want to do with this item?

    • A.

      Use it for buying things

    • B.

      Eat it

    • C.

      Pet it

    • D.

      Play with it

    Correct Answer
    C. Pet it
    Explanation
    Lennie wanted to pet the item.

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  • 32. 

    Where are George and Lennie going?

    • A.

      Crazy to a ranch to work to the city to find work crazy

    • B.

      To a ranch to work

    • C.

      To a city to find work

    • D.

      To buy a little house to live in.

    Correct Answer
    B. To a ranch to work
    Explanation
    George and Lennie are going to a ranch to work. This is indicated by the phrase "to a ranch to work" in the answer. The question asks about their destination, and the answer provides the specific location and purpose of their journey.

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  • 33. 

    When they get to where they are going, what does George tell Lennie to do?

    • A.

      To repeat everything George does to repeat everything that George does

    • B.

      To pretend to be blind and deaf

    • C.

      To talk and be friendly to everyone he sees

    • D.

      To be quiet and not say a word

    Correct Answer
    D. To be quiet and not say a word
    Explanation
    George tells Lennie to be quiet and not say a word when they get to where they are going.

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  • 34. 

    Why did George and Lennie leave the last place they were at?

    • A.

      Lennie was scared.

    • B.

      George stole some money.

    • C.

      The ranch industry was not hiring anymore.

    • D.

      They had to run from the law.

    Correct Answer
    D. They had to run from the law.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "They had to run from the law." This suggests that George and Lennie left their last place because they were involved in some illegal activity and had to escape from law enforcement. This explanation implies that their departure was not voluntary or due to personal reasons, but rather a necessity to avoid getting caught by the authorities.

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  • 35. 

    What does Lennie want for his dinner that they don't have?

    • A.

      Hot dogs

    • B.

      Beans

    • C.

      Ketchup

    • D.

      Soda

    Correct Answer
    C. Ketchup
    Explanation
    Lennie wants ketchup for his dinner that they don't have.

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