Of Mice And Men Webquest II

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Of Mice And Men Webquest II

Quiz based on research of the Great Depression era in preparation of reading the novella Of Mice and Men.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The title of the book we are about to read is
  • 2. 
    The author of this story is
  • 3. 
    Steinbeck wrote this novella
    • A. 

      In order to help the farming industry

    • B. 

      "as a vehicle to express his social conscience about the period."

    • C. 

      In rally against Catholicism.

    • D. 

      "as a service to all humanitarians."

  • 4. 
    Of Mice and Men is a story about
    • A. 

      The Great Depression

    • B. 

      Migrant workers

    • C. 

      Poverty and dreams, friendship and loneliness, despair and hope

    • D. 

      Mercy killing

    • E. 

      Mental retardation.

    • F. 

      All of the above.

    • G. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    The year John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize in literature was
    • A. 

      1962

    • B. 

      1968

    • C. 

      1960

    • D. 

      1970

  • 6. 
    John Steinbeck attended Boston University.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    John Steinbeck earned his college degree in 1925.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    John Steinbeck's work typically dealt with issues of
    • A. 

      The rich and famous.

    • B. 

      The rural farmers.

    • C. 

      Government.

    • D. 

      Euthanasia.

  • 9. 
    The Dust Bowl was when all the Midwestern farming states were without water for
    • A. 

      4 years.

    • B. 

      6 years.

    • C. 

      8 years.

    • D. 

      3 years.

  • 10. 
    During the Dust Bowl people had to "forfeit their mortgage to the bank."  That means they
    • A. 

      Lost their homes to the bank because they could not pay their mortgage/home loan.

    • B. 

      Had to pay extra to the bank for their mortgage/home loan.

    • C. 

      Were forgiven the mortgage/home loan and were no longer responsible for it.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    The term migrate means to
    • A. 

      Irritate.

    • B. 

      Work hard.

    • C. 

      Go to one county, region, place to another.

    • D. 

      Rebuild.

  • 12. 
    The Great Depression was
    • A. 

      Filled with the most severe natural disasters in history.

    • B. 

      The longest and most severe economic depression ever experienced by the Western world.

    • C. 

      The root of all Gothic literature.

  • 13. 
    What percentage of Americans were unemployed by the year 1932?
    • A. 

      30-35%

    • B. 

      23-30%

    • C. 

      15-20%

    • D. 

      10-15%

  • 14. 
    A migrant worker is someone who
    • A. 

      Works on a farm.

    • B. 

      Finds a permanent place of residence and agricultural work.

    • C. 

      Moves from a permanent place of residence in order to be employed in agricultural work.

  • 15. 
    Migrant workers do not exist today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    FDR stands for (first and last name only)
  • 17. 
    Hoovervilles were named after President Hoover.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Hoovervilles were made up of
    • A. 

      The men who worked in the underground mines.

    • B. 

      Rich families and real estate tycoons.

    • C. 

      Homeless men, women and children who lived in shacks and tents.

  • 19. 
    The American Dream is
    • A. 

      Owning land.

    • B. 

      Owning a home with a white picket fence.

    • C. 

      Having two children and a dog.

    • D. 

      Being able to pursue your dreams.

    • E. 

      Freedom of religion.

    • F. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    The genre of this story is
    • A. 

      Short story

    • B. 

      Epic poem

    • C. 

      Novel

    • D. 

      Novella or novelette

  • 21. 
    The story is set during
    • A. 

      The Renaissance

    • B. 

      The Great Depression

    • C. 

      The Stalin Era

    • D. 

      The Superbowl

  • 22. 
    The city and state of John Steinbeck's birth is
    • A. 

      Salinas, California

    • B. 

      SanFrancisco, California

    • C. 

      Phoenix, Arizona

    • D. 

      DesMoines, Iowa

  • 23. 
    The city and state of the setting of this story is
    • A. 

      Phoenix, Arizona

    • B. 

      Salinas, California

    • C. 

      SanFrancisco, California

    • D. 

      DesMoines, Iowa

  • 24. 
    John Steinbeck's father's full name was
    • A. 

      William John Steinbeck

    • B. 

      John Paul Steinbeck

    • C. 

      John Steinbeck Paul

    • D. 

      John Ernst Steinbeck

  • 25. 
    John Steinbeck's father's occupation was
    • A. 

      County treasurer

    • B. 

      Police chief

    • C. 

      Newspaper reporter

    • D. 

      Judge

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