A Play By John Steinbeck, Of The Mice And Men

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A Play By John Steinbeck, Of The Mice And Men - Quiz

A play by John Steinbeck, Of the Mice and Men was originally published in 1937. Are you conversant with the play? If so, take up the quiz and see how much you can remember. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Give them to Lennie
    Explanation
    Slim gives the newborn puppies to Lennie.

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  • 2. 

    When George says "if I was even a little bit smart, I'd have my own little place, an' I'd be bringin' in my own crops, 'stead of doin' all the work and not getting what comes up outta the ground," what is he hinting at?

    • A.

      A better future

    • B.

      The American dream

    • C.

      Being his own boss

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    George is hinting at a better future, as he expresses his desire to have his own place and be successful in bringing in his own crops. This implies that he envisions a future where he has improved circumstances and a sense of autonomy. Additionally, he is hinting at the American dream, as he desires to have his own place and be his own boss, which are often associated with the ideals of success and prosperity in American society. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all the options mentioned - a better future, the American dream, and being his own boss - are implied in George's statement.

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  • 3. 

    Who is older?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Neither, they're the same age

    Correct Answer
    A. George
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that George is older.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that when George and Lennie were younger, George used to play tricks on Lennie. This implies that George would engage in playful pranks or practical jokes with Lennie during their younger days.

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  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Lennie almost drowned once
    Explanation
    George stopped playing tricks on Lennie because Lennie almost drowned once. This event likely made George realize the potential harm that could come to Lennie if he continued with his pranks. It may have been a wake-up call for George, causing him to prioritize Lennie's safety and well-being over any amusement he may have derived from playing tricks on him.

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  • 6. 

    Lennie was accused of raping a women in Weed. That's why George and Lennie had to flee.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Lennie was accused of raping a woman in Weed, which resulted in George and Lennie having to flee. This implies that the accusation was serious enough to warrant them leaving the town in order to avoid any legal consequences or harm from the community. Therefore, the statement is true as it aligns with the information provided.

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  • 7. 

    What does Carlson tell Candy to do with his old dog?

    • A.

      Sell it

    • B.

      Keep it

    • C.

      Drown it

    • D.

      Shoot it

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Shoot it
    Explanation
    Carlson tells Candy to shoot his old dog. This suggests that the dog is old and suffering, and Carlson believes it is the most humane option to end its suffering.

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  • 8. 

    George and Lennie keep talking about a "stake". What are they talking about?

    • A.

      A piece of meat

    • B.

      A stick

    • C.

      A horse

    • D.

      A sum of money

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A sum of money
    Explanation
    George and Lennie are talking about a "stake" which refers to a sum of money. This can be inferred from the context of their conversations and their desire to save up money in order to achieve their dream of owning their own piece of land. A "stake" in this context means an investment or a portion of money that they hope to accumulate for their future plans.

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  • 9. 

    Which character could be described as jealous?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Slim

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Curley
    Explanation
    Curley could be described as jealous because throughout the story, he displays a strong sense of possessiveness and insecurity over his wife. He is constantly suspicious and confrontational towards other men, particularly Lennie, whom he perceives as a threat to his marriage. Curley's jealousy is further emphasized by his aggressive behavior and his constant need to assert dominance over others.

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  • 10. 

    As a warning to Lennie, George says "these here jail baits is just set on the trigger of the hoosegow". Who is George talking about?

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Aunt Clara

    • C.

      Curley's wife

    • D.

      Slim

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    C. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    George is warning Lennie about Curley's wife. He refers to her as "these here jail baits" and mentions that she is constantly looking for trouble. This implies that Curley's wife is flirtatious and dangerous, and George wants Lennie to be cautious around her to avoid any trouble or complications.

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  • 11. 

    George and Lennie make a plan with the one-handed old man, Candy. What is it?

    • A.

      Save their money and buy a place

    • B.

      Get Curley fired

    • C.

      Rob the ranch

    • D.

      Play a trick on Curley's wife

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Save their money and buy a place
    Explanation
    George and Lennie's plan with Candy is to save their money and buy a place. This indicates that they have a long-term goal of becoming independent and owning their own property. This plan shows their determination to escape the hardships of their current situation and create a better future for themselves.

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  • 12. 

    How long will they have to work before completing their plan?

    • A.

      One day

    • B.

      One week

    • C.

      One month

    • D.

      One year

    • E.

      Two years

    Correct Answer
    C. One month
    Explanation
    The correct answer is one month. This implies that it will take them one month to complete their plan.

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  • 13. 

    Who does Curley pick a fight with and punch in the bunkhouse?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Carlson

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lennie
    Explanation
    Curley picks a fight with and punches Lennie in the bunkhouse. This is because Curley is a confrontational and aggressive character, always looking for a fight to assert his dominance. Lennie unintentionally provokes Curley by not responding to his threats and instead just staring at him. This infuriates Curley, leading to a physical altercation where Lennie ultimately crushes Curley's hand.

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  • 14. 

    Who ends up stopping Curley and crushing his hand?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Slim

    • D.

      Carlson

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    B. Lennie
    Explanation
    Lennie ends up stopping Curley and crushing his hand. This is because Curley starts a fight with Lennie and Lennie, being immensely strong but mentally challenged, defends himself by grabbing onto Curley's hand and not letting go. Lennie's immense strength overwhelms Curley, causing him to eventually give up and retreat.

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  • 15. 

     Early in the novel, when Lennie likes to pet soft things, Steinbeck is using what technique?

    • A.

      Symbolism

    • B.

      Foreshadowing

    • C.

      Figurative language

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a literary technique where the author hints at future events or outcomes in the story. The question mentions that Lennie likes to pet soft things, which is a small detail that may seem insignificant at first. However, this action foreshadows Lennie's later actions and the tragic events that unfold in the novel. Steinbeck is using this technique to give the reader a hint of what is to come and create a sense of anticipation and tension in the story.

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  • 16. 

    What is George’s dream?

    • A.

      To get a horse

    • B.

      To marry a rich woman

    • C.

      To buy a car

    • D.

      To own a farm of his own

    Correct Answer
    D. To own a farm of his own
    Explanation
    George's dream is to own a farm of his own. This can be inferred from the given options, where the other choices such as getting a horse, marrying a rich woman, or buying a car do not align with the idea of owning a farm.

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  • 17. 

    How does Candy describe Curley’s new wife?

    • A.

      As a looker

    • B.

      As a tart

    • C.

      As a good cook

    • D.

      As a complainer

    Correct Answer
    B. As a tart
    Explanation
    Candy describes Curley's new wife as a "tart." This implies that Candy sees her as promiscuous or sexually provocative. The term "tart" is often used to describe a woman who is perceived as seductive or flirtatious. This suggests that Candy may have a negative opinion of Curley's wife and views her in a derogatory manner.

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  • 18. 

    How does George treat Lennie?

    • A.

      Like his child

    • B.

      Like his brother

    • C.

      Like a stranger

    • D.

      Like his peer

    Correct Answer
    A. Like his child
    Explanation
    George treats Lennie like his child because he takes care of him, protects him, and makes decisions for him. Throughout the story, George shows a paternalistic attitude towards Lennie, providing guidance and looking out for his well-being. This is evident in the way George constantly reminds Lennie of what to do and not to do, and how he intervenes to prevent Lennie from getting into trouble. George's actions towards Lennie reflect a sense of responsibility and affection, similar to that of a parent towards a child.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following qualities does not lead to Lennie’s eventual demise?

    • A.

      His great physical strength

    • B.

      His lack of intelligence

    • C.

      His fondness for soft things

    • D.

      His love of fast cars

    Correct Answer
    D. His love of fast cars
    Explanation
    Lennie's eventual demise is not caused by his love of fast cars. The other qualities listed, such as his great physical strength, lack of intelligence, and fondness for soft things, all contribute to his downfall in some way. His physical strength leads to unintentional harm to others, his lack of intelligence prevents him from understanding the consequences of his actions, and his fondness for soft things leads to a tragic event with disastrous consequences. However, his love of fast cars is not mentioned in the question or in the context of the story, so it cannot be considered a factor in his demise.

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  • 20. 

    George and Lennie’s plan for a farm draws whose interest?

    • A.

      Curley and his wife’s

    • B.

      Slim and Candy’s

    • C.

      Candy and Crooks’

    • D.

      Carlson and Slim’s

    Correct Answer
    C. Candy and Crooks’
    Explanation
    Candy and Crooks are interested in George and Lennie's plan for a farm. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as the question states "George and Lennie's plan for a farm draws whose interest?" The use of the possessive form "Candy and Crooks'" indicates that they have a personal interest in the plan. Additionally, Candy and Crooks are both characters in the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, and they are portrayed as individuals who are longing for a better life and are drawn to the idea of owning their own land.

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