Of Mice And Men, Pages 49-65

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Of Mice and Men, pages 49-65


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  • 1. 

    "They took places opposite each other at the table under the light, but George did not shuffle the cards.  He rippled the edge of the deck, and the little snapping noise drew the eyes of all the men in the room, so that he stopped doing it."  This passage most clearly indicates that George is feeling

    • A.

      Lazy because he doesn't want to shuffle the cards.

    • B.

      Nervous because he was engaging in a repetitive gesture to calm himself.

    • C.

      Like he won't win at cards because he refuses to deal them.

    Correct Answer
    B. Nervous because he was engaging in a repetitive gesture to calm himself.
    Explanation
    The passage states that George rippled the edge of the deck and stopped doing it when the men in the room noticed. This repetitive gesture suggests that George was engaging in the behavior to calm himself, indicating that he is feeling nervous.

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  • 2. 

    We can tell Old Susy was

    • A.

      A mother because she had five girls.

    • B.

      A restaurant owner because she had a clean place with good whiskey and nice chairs.

    • C.

      A madame (one who owns a house of prostitutes) because she has five girls, they are clean, and they charge $2.50 per.

    Correct Answer
    C. A madame (one who owns a house of prostitutes) because she has five girls, they are clean, and they charge $2.50 per.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that Old Susy is a madame (one who owns a house of prostitutes) because she has five girls working for her, they are clean, and they charge $2.50 per service. This conclusion is drawn based on the information provided in the question, which states that Old Susy has five girls and they are clean. Additionally, the mention of charging $2.50 per service implies a business transaction related to prostitution. Therefore, the answer suggests that Old Susy is a madame.

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  • 3. 

    What is the implication of the following passage?  "Curly burst into the room excitedly, 'Any you guys seen my wife?' 'She ain't been here,' said Whit. Curly looked threateningly about the room, 'Where the hell's Slim?' 'Went out in the barn,' said George.  'He was gonna put some tar on a split hoof.' Curly's shoulders dropped and squared.  'How long ago'd he go?' 'Five - ten minutes.' Curley jumped out the door and banged it after him."

    • A.

      Curley is upset because he believes Slim is in the barn with Curley's wife.

    • B.

      By the end of the passage Curley is still frustrated because he doesn't know where his wife is.

    • C.

      Curly is upset because the mule has a hurt hoof and will slow down the work of the ranch.

    Correct Answer
    A. Curley is upset because he believes Slim is in the barn with Curley's wife.
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that Curley is upset because he believes Slim is in the barn with Curley's wife. This is indicated by Curley bursting into the room excitedly and asking if anyone has seen his wife. When he learns that Slim went out to the barn, Curley becomes threatening and asks how long ago Slim left. His reaction implies that he suspects Slim and his wife of having an affair, causing his frustration and anger.

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  • 4. 

    In this chapter Candy's dog is shot.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In this chapter, Candy's dog is indeed shot. This event is significant as it symbolizes the loss of innocence and the harsh realities of life on the ranch. It also foreshadows the fate of other characters and the ultimate tragedy that unfolds later in the story.

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  • 5. 

    Candy hears about George and Lennie's plans for a house and a farm.  How does he respond?

    • A.

      He thinks it's a bunch of foolishness.

    • B.

      He believes they will never be able to do it.

    • C.

      He wants to go with them and live there, too.

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to go with them and live there, too.
    Explanation
    Candy responds to George and Lennie's plans for a house and a farm by expressing his desire to go with them and live there as well. This suggests that Candy is interested in being a part of their dream and sees it as a potential opportunity for a better life.

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  • 6. 

    The story about the rabbit farm is just something George tells Lennie to soothe him; George has no real interest in such a plan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because George actually does have an interest in the rabbit farm plan. Throughout the story, George repeatedly talks about their dream of owning a piece of land and living off the fat of the land. The rabbit farm is a central part of this dream, as George envisions Lennie taking care of the rabbits and being happy. Additionally, George often uses the idea of the rabbit farm to comfort Lennie and give him something to look forward to.

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  • 7. 

    Curly found Slim with Curly's wife.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Curly found Slim with Curly's wife, but this is not true. The answer is false because there is no evidence or context provided to support this claim. Without any further information, it is impossible to determine if Curly found Slim with his wife or not.

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  • 8. 

    "Lennie covered his face with his huge paws and bleated with terror."  This is an example of

    • A.

      A simile in which Lennie is likely being compared to a lamb or sheep.

    • B.

      A metaphor in which Lennie is likely being compared to a lamb or sheep.

    • C.

      A simile in which we're not supposed to know what Lennie is being compared to.

    • D.

      A metaphor in which we're not supposed to know what Lennie is being compared to.

    Correct Answer
    B. A metaphor in which Lennie is likely being compared to a lamb or sheep.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is a metaphor in which Lennie is likely being compared to a lamb or sheep. This is because the sentence states that Lennie "bleated with terror," which is a sound typically associated with sheep or lambs. This comparison suggests that Lennie is expressing his fear in a way that is similar to how a lamb or sheep might vocalize their distress.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is the best piece of evidence to prove that Lennie is cruel?

    • A.

      He keeps petting mice even though he knows it will kill them

    • B.

      He pets puppies too hard and had to be told to stop

    • C.

      He crushed Curley's hand and wouldn't let go when told to

    • D.

      Despite the list above, we know that Lennie is not portrayed as cruel

    Correct Answer
    D. Despite the list above, we know that Lennie is not portrayed as cruel
    Explanation
    The given answer explains that despite the evidence provided, Lennie is not portrayed as cruel. This implies that none of the options listed in the question can be considered the best piece of evidence to prove Lennie's cruelty.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following does the rabbit farm symbolize so far in this story?

    • A.

      Freedom

    • B.

      Peace

    • C.

      Happiness

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The rabbit farm symbolizes freedom, peace, and happiness in the story. This suggests that the farm represents a place where the characters are able to experience all three of these positive qualities. It implies that being on the rabbit farm brings a sense of liberation, tranquility, and joy to the individuals in the story.

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