Of Mice And Men Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz Questions

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Of Mice And Men Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz Questions - Quiz

Answer the following multiple choice questions - be sure to read all choices before making your selection. You will have a chance at the end to make corrections before you submit.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the full name (first and last) of both main characters in Of Mice and Men?
    • A. 

      George Small and Lennie Milton

    • B. 

      Lennie Smith and George Merton

    • C. 

      Lennie Small and George Milton

    • D. 

      George Milton and Lennie Little

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing when the story opens?
    • A. 

      Weed

    • B. 

      Salinas

    • C. 

      Soledad

    • D. 

      The town is never named

  • 3. 
    What makes Lennie most happy about his dream life with George?
    • A. 

      He will learn to farm

    • B. 

      He will get to tend the rabbits

    • C. 

      They will both find 'purty' girls and settle down

    • D. 

      He will strike it rich panning for gold

  • 4. 
    Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand?
    • A. 

      He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife

    • B. 

      His hand was mangled in a piece of farm equipment

    • C. 

      He is soothing an old boxing injury

    • D. 

      He is incredibly vain

  • 5. 
    Of Mice and Men is set in which decade?
    • A. 

      1910s

    • B. 

      1920s

    • C. 

      1930s

    • D. 

      1940s

  • 6. 
    Who cared for Lennie before George?
    • A. 

      Lennie's mother

    • B. 

      George's Aunt Clara

    • C. 

      Lennie's Aunt Clara

    • D. 

      George's mother

  • 7. 
    How did Crooks get his name?
    • A. 

      He was born with it

    • B. 

      He has a crooked back

    • C. 

      He served time in jail for robbery

    • D. 

      He has a crooked smile

  • 8. 
    When Lennie drops down next to the pool of water as the story opens, what is George's advice to him?
    • A. 

      He tells him to drink up now, because there's no telling when they'll find water again

    • B. 

      He tells him to bathe

    • C. 

      He tells him to wash his hands after playing with the dead mouse

    • D. 

      He tells him not to drink too much water to avoid setting sick

  • 9. 
    What one thing does George not tell the boss about Lennie?
    • A. 

      That Lennie is mentally disabled

    • B. 

      That Lennie is a hard worker

    • C. 

      That Lennie was kicked in the head by a horse

    • D. 

      That Lennie is a relative

  • 10. 
    What was George's explanation for why he and Lennie arrived late for their job?
    • A. 

      George and Lennie wanted to spend one more night under the stars

    • B. 

      George and Lennie missed the bus

    • C. 

      George and Lennie didn't think they needed to be at the ranch until the afternoon

    • D. 

      The bus George and Lennie were on would not go to the ranch and they had to walk part of the way

  • 11. 
    Slim's dog had how many puppies?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      6

  • 12. 
    Pugnacious describes Curley's temperament. This explains why he "gets up in Lennie's face." What do you think pugnacious means?
    • A. 

      Wise

    • B. 

      Eager and ready to fight

    • C. 

      Spoiled

    • D. 

      Mean tempered

  • 13. 
    What is a 'bindlestiff'?  
    • A. 

      Someone who carries their belongings on a pole

    • B. 

      Someone who has no home

    • C. 

      Someone who has no job

    • D. 

      Someone who carries their bedroll on their back

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