Of Mice And Men MCQ Test: Novel

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Have you ever perused the book, Of Mice and Men? It is a novel written by John Steinbeck and was published in 1937. The emphasis of the story revolves around two migrant ranch workers named George Milton and Lennie Small. They have aspirations of one day owning their ranch. Take this quiz and see how much you know about Of Mice and Men.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why were Lennie Small and his friend George Milton leave home?

    • A.

      They were looking for jobs.

    • B.

      George was accused of raping a girl from another town

    • C.

      Lennie was accused of raping a girl from another town

    Correct Answer
    C. Lennie was accused of raping a girl from another town
    Explanation
    Lennie and George left home because Lennie was accused of raping a girl from another town. This accusation likely caused them to feel unsafe and prompted them to leave in search of a new place where they could start fresh and avoid any further trouble or consequences.

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  • 2. 

    How does the book begin?

    • A.

      Lennie and George were hiding from the angry townspeople.

    • B.

      Lennie and George were running a race.

    • C.

      Lennie and George were planting crops.

    • D.

      Lennie and George were running for office

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie and George were hiding from the angry townspeople.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lennie and George were hiding from the angry townspeople." This answer is supported by the information given in the question, which states that the book begins with Lennie and George hiding from the angry townspeople. This suggests that there is some conflict or trouble that they are trying to avoid, setting the stage for the story's plot.

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  • 3. 

    _______________ had a tendency to kill small, soft animals by accident; he was unaware of his own strength.

    • A.

      Lennie

    • B.

      Slim

    • C.

      Curley

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie
    Explanation
    Lennie had a tendency to kill small, soft animals by accident because he was unaware of his own strength.

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  • 4. 

     _________________ is small, intelligent, dark of face, has restless eyes and sharp, strong features with every part of him defined. He is a cousin to Lennie and loves him very much. Always has to bail Lennie out of his troubles.

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Lennie Small

    • C.

      George Milton

    Correct Answer
    C. George Milton
    Explanation
    The given description matches George Milton. The description mentions that he is small, intelligent, and has sharp, strong features. It also states that he is a cousin to Lennie and loves him very much, which aligns with George's relationship with Lennie in the novel "Of Mice and Men." Additionally, the mention of always having to bail Lennie out of his troubles further supports the identification of George as the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    ____________ is unnaturally large and has a shapeless face. He drags his feet when he walks and lets his arms hang. He is mentally retarded.

    • A.

      Lennie Small

    • B.

      George Milton

    • C.

      Curley

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie Small
    Explanation
    The given description matches Lennie Small. The description mentions that the person is unnaturally large, has a shapeless face, drags his feet when he walks, and lets his arms hang. These characteristics are consistent with Lennie's physical appearance as described in the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck. Additionally, the mention of the person being mentally retarded aligns with Lennie's intellectual disability, which is a significant aspect of his character in the story.

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  • 6. 

    _______________ is the boss's son, and was a welterweight boxer. He was short and stocky and wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he wasn't a laboring man. He believes himself superior to everyone.

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      George Milton

    • C.

      Lennie Small

    Correct Answer
    A. Curley
    Explanation
    Curley is the correct answer because the passage describes him as the boss's son and mentions his physical appearance and behavior. It states that he was a welterweight boxer, short and stocky, and wore high-heeled boots and spurs to prove he wasn't a laboring man. Additionally, it mentions that he believes himself superior to everyone. This description matches the character of Curley in the given options.

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  • 7. 

    He is an old man that is missing a hand.He is an outcast and is discriminated against.

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Lennie Small

    Correct Answer
    B. Candy
    Explanation
    Candy is the correct answer because he is an old man who is missing a hand. This disability makes him an outcast and subject to discrimination by others.

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  • 8. 

    Black stable worker.

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Lennie Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Crooks
    Explanation
    Crooks is the correct answer because he is the only character mentioned in the given options who is a stable worker. Crooks is an African American stable hand who works on the ranch alongside the other characters. Candy is an old ranch hand, Lennie is a mentally disabled worker, and there is no mention of a character named Lennie Smith. Therefore, Crooks is the only option that fits the description of a black stable worker.

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  • 9. 

    There is little known about him, except that Curley is his son.

    • A.

      Slim

    • B.

      Boss

    • C.

      Curley

    Correct Answer
    B. Boss
    Explanation
    The given statement mentions that Curley is someone's son, but does not provide any information about who that person is. Among the options given, the only one who could potentially be Curley's father is the Boss. This is because Slim is not mentioned to have any relation to Curley, and there is no indication that Curley himself is his own father. Therefore, the most logical conclusion is that Curley is the son of the Boss.

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  • 10. 

    This story's major conflicts are Man Vs Society and  Man Vs Himself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The major conflicts in this story involve the protagonist's struggles against society and his own internal conflicts. The protagonist is faced with challenges and obstacles imposed by societal norms, expectations, or institutions, which create tension and conflict. Additionally, the protagonist also battles with his own inner demons, doubts, or conflicting desires, leading to internal conflict. These conflicts drive the narrative and shape the character's development throughout the story.

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  • 11. 

    The theme and key issues of the story are Friendship, Power, Loneliness, Loyalty and Sacrifice, and  Dreams.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because the theme and key issues mentioned, such as friendship, power, loneliness, loyalty, sacrifice, and dreams, are common elements found in many stories. These themes and issues often drive the plot and character development, making them important aspects of storytelling. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is correct.

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