Of Mice And Men, Pages 49-65

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Of Mice And Men, Pages 49-65

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4. 
    In this chapter Candy's dog is shot.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Curly found Slim with Curly's wife.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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