Of Mice And Men 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Of Mice and Men is set in which decade?

    • A.

      1910's

    • B.

      1920's

    • C.

      1930's

    • D.

      1940's

    Correct Answer
    C. 1930's
    Explanation
    Of Mice and Men is set in the 1930's. This can be inferred from the context of the novel, as it takes place during the Great Depression, a time period that occurred in the 1930's. The story follows two displaced ranch workers, George and Lennie, as they navigate the challenges and hardships of this era. The historical backdrop of the novel, along with the portrayal of the economic struggles and societal issues of the time, further support the setting being in the 1930's.

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  • 2. 

    What is George's last name?

    • A.

      Wilts

    • B.

      Smith

    • C.

      Milton

    • D.

      His last name is never given

    Correct Answer
    C. Milton
    Explanation
    The question asks for George's last name, and the correct answer is "Milton." This implies that the question provides enough information to determine George's last name, and it is specifically stated as "Milton."

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  • 3. 

    What is Lennie's last name?

    • A.

      Small

    • B.

      Andrews

    • C.

      Joad

    • D.

      His last name is never given

    Correct Answer
    A. Small
    Explanation
    Lennie's last name is never given in the story. The author does not provide any information about Lennie's family name, so it remains unknown throughout the narrative.

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  • 4. 

    What does George tell Lennie when he is drinking water from the pool?

    • A.

      He tells him to drink a lot of water

    • B.

      He tell him not to drink so much or he'll get sick

    • C.

      He tells him that it's his turn to have a drink

    Correct Answer
    B. He tell him not to drink so much or he'll get sick
    Explanation
    George tells Lennie not to drink so much or he'll get sick. This is likely because drinking too much water in a short period of time can lead to water intoxication or hyponatremia, a condition where the electrolyte balance in the body is disrupted. This can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Therefore, George is advising Lennie to be cautious and not consume excessive amounts of water from the pool.

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  • 5. 

    Why is George mad at the bus driver?

    • A.

      He didn't take them all the way to the ranch

    • B.

      He took them to the wrong state

    • C.

      He stole all of their money

    Correct Answer
    A. He didn't take them all the way to the ranch
    Explanation
    George is mad at the bus driver because the driver did not take them all the way to the ranch. This suggests that George and possibly others were expecting to be dropped off directly at the ranch, but the driver failed to do so. This could have caused inconvenience, frustration, and disappointment for George, leading to his anger towards the bus driver.

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  • 6. 

     Why does Lennie have a dead mouse in his pocket?

    • A.

      He wanted to pet it while they walked along

    • B.

      He was going to throw it away

    • C.

      He never had one, George just thought he did

    • D.

      Someone he didn't know put it in there

    Correct Answer
    A. He wanted to pet it while they walked along
    Explanation
    Lennie has a dead mouse in his pocket because he wanted to pet it while they walked along. This suggests that Lennie has a childlike innocence and a fondness for small, soft creatures. However, his lack of understanding of his own strength often leads to unintentional harm or death of the animals he tries to care for.

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  • 7. 

    What did George and Lennie get from Murray and Ready's?

    • A.

      $5.00 and maps

    • B.

      Food and maps

    • C.

      Work cards and bus tickets

    • D.

      Bus tickets and $10.00

    Correct Answer
    C. Work cards and bus tickets
    Explanation
    George and Lennie got work cards and bus tickets from Murray and Ready's. This suggests that they were able to secure employment and transportation to their next destination. The work cards would likely serve as identification or proof of employment, while the bus tickets would enable them to travel to their new job location. This indicates that George and Lennie were actively seeking employment and were successful in obtaining the necessary resources to do so.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of the town in which George and Lennie have fled from?

    • A.

      Soledad

    • B.

      Salinas

    • C.

      Weed

    • D.

      Riverston

    • E.

      It is never named

    Correct Answer
    C. Weed
    Explanation
    George and Lennie have fled from the town called Weed.

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  • 9. 

    Why did George and Lennie leave that town?

    • A.

      They wanted to work in a new place

    • B.

      They didn't like the other people

    • C.

      They were offered a better job

    • D.

      Lennie was accused of rape

    Correct Answer
    D. Lennie was accused of rape
    Explanation
    George and Lennie left the town because Lennie was accused of rape. This suggests that they were forced to leave due to the serious accusation against Lennie. It is likely that they wanted to avoid any legal consequences or potential harm that could come from staying in the town.

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  • 10. 

    What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George?

    • A.

      He will get to tend rabbits

    • B.

      He will get to use a stove

    • C.

      He will get to have a garden

    • D.

      He will have a vegetable patch

    Correct Answer
    A. He will get to tend rabbits
    Explanation
    Lennie is most excited about tending rabbits in his dream life with George. This suggests that he has a strong affinity for animals and finds joy in taking care of them. It also implies that having rabbits to tend to represents a sense of responsibility and purpose for Lennie, as well as a source of companionship and comfort. Overall, tending rabbits symbolizes Lennie's desire for a simple and fulfilling life, where he can find happiness in the simple pleasures of nature and nurturing living creatures.

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  • 11. 

    What does Lennie say he can do if George does not want him around anymore

    • A.

      He says he can get his own farm

    • B.

      He says he can go off into the hills and find a cave

    • C.

      He says he can just stay behind at the pool

    • D.

      He says he can get a job away from George

    Correct Answer
    B. He says he can go off into the hills and find a cave
    Explanation
    Lennie says he can go off into the hills and find a cave if George does not want him around anymore. This suggests that Lennie believes he can survive on his own and find shelter in the wilderness. It also implies that Lennie may feel a sense of independence and self-sufficiency, thinking that he can take care of himself without relying on George or anyone else.

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  • 12. 

    Who is the first person George and Lennie meet at the ranch?

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Curley

    • C.

      The Boss

    • D.

      Curley's Wife

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    E. Candy
    Explanation
    Candy is the first person that George and Lennie meet at the ranch. This is evident from the events in the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Candy is an old swamper who works at the ranch, and he is the one who initially introduces George and Lennie to the other workers. He tells them about the boss, Curley, and the other men on the ranch. Therefore, Candy is the correct answer to this question.

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  • 13. 

    Why does Curley wear a glove full of Vaseline on one hand?

    • A.

      It's to sooth an old boxing injury

    • B.

      It makes it easier for him to handle farm equipment

    • C.

      He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife
    Explanation
    Curley wears a glove full of Vaseline on one hand to keep it soft for his wife. This suggests that he is concerned about maintaining a gentle touch for his wife and wants to ensure that his hand remains smooth and tender. This detail provides insight into Curley's character and his desire to please his wife.

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  • 14. 

    When does George say it is okay for Lennie to talk to Curley's wife?

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Only if he wants to

    • C.

      Only when she talks to him first

    • D.

      As often as possible because she is lonely

    Correct Answer
    A. Never
    Explanation
    George says it is okay for Lennie to talk to Curley's wife never. This implies that George does not want Lennie to interact with Curley's wife at any point. The reason behind this could be to protect Lennie from potential trouble or to avoid any complications that may arise from their interaction.

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  • 15. 

    What is Old Susy's Place?

    • A.

      A saloon

    • B.

      A resturant

    • C.

      A shop

    • D.

      A flophouse

    Correct Answer
    D. A flophouse
    Explanation
    Old Susy's Place is most likely a flophouse because a flophouse is a cheap, run-down lodging facility that provides minimal accommodations for transient individuals. It is often associated with a place where people with low income or no permanent residence can stay temporarily. Given the options provided, a saloon, restaurant, or shop are all unlikely to be referred to as "Old Susy's Place" as they are typically referred to by their specific names or types of establishments.

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  • 16. 

    Why dosn't Candy want to get rid of his old dog?

    • A.

      The dog is still useful at the farm

    • B.

      He had the dog since it was a pup

    • C.

      He thinks he can sell the dog for money

    • D.

      He plans to breed the dog

    Correct Answer
    B. He had the dog since it was a pup
    Explanation
    Candy doesn't want to get rid of his old dog because he had the dog since it was a pup. This implies that Candy has a sentimental attachment to the dog, as he has had it since it was a young puppy. It suggests that Candy has formed a deep bond with the dog over the years, making it difficult for him to part ways with his loyal companion.

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  • 17. 

    Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candy's dog?

    • A.

      The dog has attacked him several times

    • B.

      He thinks the dog is too old to be of any use

    • C.

      He simply hates dog

    • D.

      He thinks Candy spends too much time with the animal

    Correct Answer
    B. He thinks the dog is too old to be of any use
    Explanation
    Carlson insists on shooting Candy's dog because he believes that the dog is too old to be of any use.

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  • 18. 

    What does Curley wear to set himself apart from the other men?

    • A.

      Gloves

    • B.

      A hat

    • C.

      High-heeled boots

    • D.

      A different colored shirt

    Correct Answer
    C. High-heeled boots
    Explanation
    Curley wears high-heeled boots to set himself apart from the other men. This choice of footwear is unusual for a ranch setting and suggests that Curley is trying to emphasize his status and masculinity. The high-heeled boots also symbolize his arrogance and desire to assert dominance over others.

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  • 19. 

    Who cared for Lennie before George?

    • A.

      Lennie's aunt Clara

    • B.

      George's mother

    • C.

      Lennie's mother

    • D.

      George's aunt Clara

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie's aunt Clara
    Explanation
    Lennie's aunt Clara cared for him before George. This can be inferred from the information given in the question.

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  • 20. 

    How did Crooks get his name?

    • A.

      He has a crooked back

    • B.

      He walks in a crooked pattern

    • C.

      He was named that after his personality

    • D.

      He just likes to be called that

    Correct Answer
    A. He has a crooked back
    Explanation
    Crooks got his name because he has a crooked back. This suggests that his physical appearance or condition led people to give him this nickname. It implies that his back is not straight, possibly due to a medical condition or injury, and this characteristic became the basis for his name.

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  • 21. 

    Who do George and Lennie agree to let live on their farm with them?

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Curley's wife

    • C.

      Candy

    • D.

      Carlson

    Correct Answer
    C. Candy
    Explanation
    George and Lennie agree to let Candy live on their farm with them. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as Candy is the only option that makes sense. Crooks, Curley's wife, and Carlson are not mentioned as being invited to live on the farm. Therefore, the logical conclusion is that Candy is the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    How does Lennie hurt Curley?

    • A.

      He breaks his leg

    • B.

      He breaks his jaw

    • C.

      He breaks his hand

    • D.

      He breaks his neck

    Correct Answer
    C. He breaks his hand
    Explanation
    Lennie hurts Curley by breaking his hand. This is significant because it shows Lennie's immense strength and lack of control over it. Lennie's actions are unintentional, as he is mentally disabled and does not fully understand his own strength. However, this incident leads to further conflict and tension between Lennie and Curley, as well as the other characters on the ranch.

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  • 23. 

    What does Crooks say to Lennie that upsets him?

    • A.

      He says that George might be hurt

    • B.

      He says that he dosn't like Lennie

    • C.

      He say's that he dosn't like rabbits

    • D.

      He tells Lennie to go away

    Correct Answer
    A. He says that George might be hurt
    Explanation
    Crooks says to Lennie that George might be hurt. This upsets Lennie because he has a strong bond with George and is very protective of him. Lennie relies on George for guidance and support, so the thought of George being in danger or harmed causes him distress.

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  • 24. 

    What did Curley's wife have a chance to be?

    • A.

      A nurse

    • B.

      A writer

    • C.

      A movie star

    • D.

      A farmer

    Correct Answer
    C. A movie star
    Explanation
    Curley's wife had a chance to be a movie star. This suggests that she had aspirations and dreams of becoming a famous actress in the entertainment industry. It implies that she desired a glamorous and exciting life, potentially filled with fame and fortune. However, due to various circumstances, she was unable to fulfill this dream and ended up marrying Curley instead.

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  • 25. 

    What does Curley's wife offer to let Lennie touch?

    • A.

      Her dress

    • B.

      A rabbit she found

    • C.

      Her hair

    • D.

      A piece of cloth

    Correct Answer
    C. Her hair
    Explanation
    Curley's wife offers to let Lennie touch her hair. This is significant because it shows her desire for attention and companionship, as well as her loneliness on the ranch. It also foreshadows the tragic event that occurs later in the story when Lennie accidentally kills her while stroking her hair too roughly.

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  • 26. 

    Who finds Curley's wife dead?

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Whit

    Correct Answer
    B. Candy
    Explanation
    Candy finds Curley's wife dead.

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  • 27. 

    Who's gun does George take before he goes to find Lennie?

    • A.

      Carlson's

    • B.

      Slim's

    • C.

      Crook's

    • D.

      His own

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlson's
    Explanation
    In the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, George takes Carlson's gun before he goes to find Lennie. This happens after Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife and George realizes that he needs to protect Lennie from the consequences. By taking Carlson's gun, George ensures that he has a weapon to use if he needs to quickly end Lennie's suffering and prevent him from being captured and tortured by the angry mob.

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  • 28. 

    After killing Curley's wife, what does Lennie imagine to scold him for his bad behavior?

    • A.

      George and Curley

    • B.

      George's mother and the boss

    • C.

      His aunt Clara and a giant rabbit

    • D.

      Crooks and his aunt Clara

    Correct Answer
    C. His aunt Clara and a giant rabbit
    Explanation
    After killing Curley's wife, Lennie imagines that his aunt Clara and a giant rabbit scold him for his bad behavior. This suggests that Lennie's guilt and remorse manifest in his imagination as a way to punish himself for his actions. It also highlights Lennie's childlike and innocent nature, as he seeks guidance and discipline from his deceased aunt and envisions a fantastical creature as a symbol of his wrongdoing.

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  • 29. 

     What does George say to Lennie before shooting him?

    • A.

      He tells him that he's done a bad thing

    • B.

      He tells him to think of the farm they are going to get

    • C.

      He tells him to think of a rabbit

    • D.

      He tells him how he ruined their plan

    Correct Answer
    B. He tells him to think of the farm they are going to get
    Explanation
    George tells Lennie to think of the farm they are going to get before shooting him. This suggests that George wants to provide Lennie with a comforting thought or a happy memory in his final moments, possibly to ease his guilt or to give him a sense of peace before his death. It also implies that George still holds onto their shared dream of owning a farm, despite the tragic circumstances that led to this moment.

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  • 30. 

    Who was the only person to understand the bond between George and Lennie?

    • A.

      Carlson

    • B.

      The boss

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Slim
    Explanation
    Slim was the only person to understand the bond between George and Lennie. Throughout the novel "Of Mice and Men," Slim is depicted as a wise and perceptive character. He recognizes the deep friendship and dependency that George and Lennie have for each other. Slim understands the unique connection between them and even offers his support and guidance to George when Lennie's actions lead to tragedy. Slim's understanding of their bond highlights his ability to empathize and his role as a compassionate and understanding character in the story.

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