Of Mice And Men Novel Quiz: Exam

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Of Mice And Men Novel Quiz: Exam

Have you ever read the novel, Of Mice and Men? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The book has been considered controversial, as one of the characters is mentally disabled and potentially dangerous. The central conflict is George and Lennie’s struggle for self -preservation. Their goal is to have their ranch. Take this quiz will help you see how much you know about Of Mice and Men.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote Of Mice and Men?
    • A. 

      Mark Twain

    • B. 

      William Shakespeare

    • C. 

      John Steinbeck

    • D. 

      J.D. Salinger

    • E. 

      John Grisham

  • 2. 
    What state is Salinas in?
    • A. 

      Washington

    • B. 

      Idaho

    • C. 

      Oregon

    • D. 

      California

    • E. 

      Nevada

  • 3. 
    When was the Great Depression in America?
    • A. 

      1910s and 1920s

    • B. 

      1930s and 1940s

    • C. 

      1950s and 1960s

    • D. 

      1970s and 1980s

    • E. 

      1990s and 2000s

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is usually associated with mental retardation?
    • A. 

      Low intelligence quotient

    • B. 

      Deficit in memory skills

    • C. 

      Difficulty with problem solving

    • D. 

      Difficulty learning social rules

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    During the Great Depression most migrant workers went to this state:
    • A. 

      Nevada

    • B. 

      California

    • C. 

      Alaska

    • D. 

      Wisconsin

    • E. 

      Florida

  • 6. 
    In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck begins the novel by describing:
    • A. 

      A mouse

    • B. 

      A man

    • C. 

      Nature

    • D. 

      A city

    • E. 

      A house

  • 7. 
    Two men emerge from a path and stop to drink from a pool of water. Who is "small and quick, dark of face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features"?
    • A. 

      Lennie

    • B. 

      George

  • 8. 
    Who is his opposite: "a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes and wide, sloping shoulders"?
    • A. 

      Lennie

    • B. 

      George

  • 9. 
    What does Lennie have in his pocket at the beginning of the book?
    • A. 

      A rock

    • B. 

      A work card

    • C. 

      A dead mouse

    • D. 

      A ring

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    What "bad things" did Lennie do in the past?
    • A. 

      Steal a car

    • B. 

      Get in a fight

    • C. 

      Touch a girl's dress

    • D. 

      Rob a bank

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    What are Lennie and George's plans for the future?
    • A. 

      Buy a house

    • B. 

      Own a couple of acres

    • C. 

      Live off the fat of the land

    • D. 

      Own rabbits

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    One character often imitates the actions of another character. Who does the imitating?
    • A. 

      George

    • B. 

      Lennie

    • C. 

      Neither

  • 13. 
    Why is the boss suspicious of George?
    • A. 

      Because of the way George talks

    • B. 

      Because George is skinny

    • C. 

      Because George's clothes

    • D. 

      Because George is friends with Lennie

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    Lennie is George's cousin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Who is the boss's son and confronts George and Lennie in the bunkhouse?
    • A. 

      Candy

    • B. 

      Slim

    • C. 

      Curley

    • D. 

      Carlson

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    One character has a tendency to check out members of the opposite sex. Who has "the eye"?
    • A. 

      Curley

    • B. 

      Curley's wife

    • C. 

      The old man

    • D. 

      George

    • E. 

      Lennie

  • 17. 
    What does George tell Lennie to do if he gets in trouble?
    • A. 

      Fight

    • B. 

      Go to Weed

    • C. 

      Find George wherever he is

    • D. 

      Hide in the brush by the river

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Who is a jerk line skinner, wears a Stetson hat, and has "a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke"?
    • A. 

      Candy

    • B. 

      Slim

    • C. 

      Curley

    • D. 

      George

    • E. 

      Carlson

  • 19. 
    What is George and Lennie's job at the ranch?
    • A. 

      Driving mules

    • B. 

      Picking fruit

    • C. 

      Sowing seed

    • D. 

      Bucking barley

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    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

  • 21. 
    Who is older?
    • A. 

      George

    • B. 

      Lennie

    • C. 

      Neither, they're the same age

  • 22. 
    When George and Lennie were younger, George would play tricks on Lennie.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    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

  • 24. 
    Lennie was accused of raping a woman in Weed. That's why George and Lennie had to flee.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Carlson takes Candy's dog outside and shoots it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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