Of Mice And Men 2 Book Trivia

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Of Mice And Men 2 Book Trivia - Quiz

Of Mice and men is a play about two migrant workers who move from place to place. From the book, plays have been acted and it is interesting to read and watch. Find out below what you can remember.


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  • 1. 

    Of Mice and Men is set in which decade?

    • A.

      1910's

    • B.

      1920's

    • C.

      1930's

    • D.

      1940's

    Correct Answer
    C. 1930's
    Explanation
    Of Mice and Men is set in the 1930's. This can be inferred from the context and themes of the novel, as it explores the hardships and struggles faced by migrant workers during the Great Depression in the United States. The story follows George and Lennie as they travel and work on ranches, which was a common experience for many people during that time period. The 1930's setting also allows the author, John Steinbeck, to comment on the social and economic issues of the era.

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  • 2. 

    What is George's last name?

    • A.

      Wilts

    • B.

      Smith

    • C.

      Milton

    • D.

      His last name is never given

    Correct Answer
    C. Milton
    Explanation
    The question is asking for George's last name. Among the given options, "Milton" is the only option that provides a last name. The other options either provide a first name or state that George's last name is never given. Therefore, "Milton" is the correct answer as it is the only option that fulfills the requirement of the question.

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  • 3. 

    What is Lennie's last name?

    • A.

      Small

    • B.

      Andrews

    • C.

      Joad

    • D.

      His last name is never given

    Correct Answer
    A. Small
    Explanation
    Throughout the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, Lennie's last name is never mentioned or revealed. The author intentionally leaves this detail ambiguous, focusing more on the character's mental disability and his relationship with his friend George. The absence of a last name for Lennie adds to the sense of mystery and emphasizes the simplicity of his character.

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  • 4. 

    Why is George mad at the bus driver?

    • A.

      He didn't take them all the way to the ranch

    • B.

      He took them to the wrong state

    • C.

      He stole all of their money

    Correct Answer
    A. He didn't take them all the way to the ranch
    Explanation
    George is mad at the bus driver because the bus driver didn't take them all the way to the ranch. This implies that George and the others were expecting to be dropped off at the ranch, but the bus driver failed to do so. This could have caused inconvenience, frustration, and disappointment for George, leading to his anger towards the bus driver.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the town in which George and Lennie have fled from?

    • A.

      Soledad

    • B.

      Salinas

    • C.

      Weed

    • D.

      Riverston

    • E.

      It is never named

    Correct Answer
    C. Weed
    Explanation
    George and Lennie have fled from the town named Weed.

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  • 6. 

    Why did George and Lennie leave that town?

    • A.

      They wanted to work in a new place

    • B.

      They didn't like the other people

    • C.

      They were offered a better job

    • D.

      Lennie was accused of rape

    Correct Answer
    D. Lennie was accused of rape
    Explanation
    Lennie and George left the town because Lennie was accused of rape. This accusation likely caused them to feel unsafe and unwelcome in the town, prompting them to leave and find a new place to work.

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  • 7. 

    What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George?

    • A.

      He will get to tend rabbits

    • B.

      He will get to use a stove

    • C.

      He will get to have a garden

    • D.

      He will have a vegetable patch

    Correct Answer
    A. He will get to tend rabbits
    Explanation
    Lennie is most excited about tending rabbits in his dream life with George. This suggests that he has a strong affinity for animals and finds joy in taking care of them. Tending rabbits represents a sense of responsibility and companionship for Lennie, as he looks forward to nurturing and caring for these animals. It also symbolizes a sense of stability and purpose in his dream life, as he envisions himself having a meaningful role in their care.

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  • 8. 

    What does George want Lennie to do when they meet the boss?

    • A.

      Do all the talking

    • B.

      Only speak when spoken to

    • C.

      Lie to the boss

    • D.

      Not say anything

    Correct Answer
    D. Not say anything
    Explanation
    George wants Lennie to not say anything when they meet the boss. This suggests that George wants to control the conversation and prevent any potential mistakes or inappropriate remarks from Lennie. By instructing Lennie to remain silent, George aims to avoid any complications or misunderstandings that could arise from Lennie's limited understanding and impulsivity. This approach allows George to handle the conversation more effectively and present themselves in a favorable light to the boss.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the first person George and Lennie meet at the ranch?

    • A.

      Crooks

    • B.

      Curley

    • C.

      The Boss

    • D.

      Curley's Wife

    • E.

      Candy

    Correct Answer
    E. Candy
    Explanation
    Candy is the first person George and Lennie meet at the ranch. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as it asks about the first person they meet. The other options are not correct because Crooks, Curley, the Boss, and Curley's Wife are all introduced to George and Lennie at later points in the story.

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  • 10. 

    Why does Curley wear a glove full of Vaseline on one hand?

    • A.

      It's to sooth an old boxing injury

    • B.

      It makes it easier for him to handle farm equipment

    • C.

      He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife
    Explanation
    Curley wears a glove full of Vaseline on one hand to keep it soft for his wife. This suggests that he wants his hand to be gentle and tender when touching his wife, possibly indicating a desire for intimacy and affection in their relationship.

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  • 11. 

    When does George say it is okay for Lennie to talk to Curley's wife?

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Only if he wants to

    • C.

      Only when she talks to him first

    • D.

      As often as possible because she is lonely

    Correct Answer
    A. Never
    Explanation
    George says it is okay for Lennie to talk to Curley's wife never. This implies that George does not want Lennie to engage in any conversation with Curley's wife due to potential trouble or complications that may arise.

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  • 12. 

    What does Curley wear to set himself apart from the other men?

    • A.

      Gloves

    • B.

      A hat

    • C.

      High-heeled boots

    • D.

      A different colored shirt

    Correct Answer
    C. High-heeled boots
    Explanation
    Curley wears high-heeled boots to set himself apart from the other men. This choice of footwear is unusual for a ranch worker and is typically associated with a more fashionable or sophisticated style. By wearing high-heeled boots, Curley is trying to distinguish himself and project an image of power and authority. This choice of attire also reflects Curley's insecurity and desire to compensate for his small stature.

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  • 13. 

    Who cared for Lennie before George?

    • A.

      Lennie's aunt Clara

    • B.

      George's mother

    • C.

      Lennie's mother

    • D.

      George's aunt Clara

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie's aunt Clara
    Explanation
    Lennie's aunt Clara cared for him before George. This implies that Lennie had a familial bond with his aunt and that she played a significant role in his life, possibly acting as a caregiver or guardian. The mention of Lennie's aunt Clara suggests that she had a strong influence on his upbringing and well-being before George became his caretaker.

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  • 14. 

    What is the setting at the beginning of Chapter 2?

    • A.

      A bustling city

    • B.

      A tavern

    • C.

      A beach

    • D.

      A riverbed

    • E.

      A bunkhouse

    Correct Answer
    E. A bunkhouse
    Explanation
    At the beginning of Chapter 2, the setting is a bunkhouse. This implies that the story is likely taking place in a more rural or remote location, as a bunkhouse is typically associated with accommodations for workers or travelers in such areas. The mention of a bunkhouse suggests a communal living space, which could potentially be significant to the plot or character dynamics in the chapter.

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  • 15. 

    What is George worried about when he sees where he's supposed to sleep?

    • A.

      Getting robbed

    • B.

      Germs

    • C.

      Lice

    • D.

      Rats

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Lice
    Explanation
    George is worried about lice when he sees where he's supposed to sleep. This implies that the place he is supposed to sleep is infested with lice, which can cause discomfort and potential health issues. Lice are small insects that live on the scalp and can spread easily from person to person. Therefore, George's concern about lice is valid and understandable.

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  • 16. 

    When George and Lennie meet their new boss, who does most of the talking?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. George
    Explanation
    George does most of the talking when George and Lennie meet their new boss. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 17. 

    One character often mimicks and imitates the actions of another character. Who does the imitating?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Lennie
    Explanation
    Lennie is the character who often mimics and imitates the actions of another character. This can be seen throughout the story where Lennie imitates George's behavior and actions, often unintentionally. Lennie looks up to George and tends to copy his actions, gestures, and even speech patterns. This behavior highlights Lennie's dependence on George and his desire to be like him.

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  • 18. 

    Why is the boss suspicious of George?

    • A.

      Because of the way George talks

    • B.

      Because George is skinny

    • C.

      Because George's clothes

    • D.

      Because George is friends with Lennie

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Because George is friends with Lennie
    Explanation
    The boss is suspicious of George because he is friends with Lennie. This suggests that there may be something about Lennie that has caused the boss to be wary of George's association with him. It could be that Lennie has a reputation or history of causing trouble, which makes the boss suspicious of anyone who is close to him.

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  • 19. 

    Lennie is George's cousin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Lennie is George's cousin" is false because Lennie is not George's cousin. The relationship between Lennie and George is that they are friends and traveling companions, not relatives.

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  • 20. 

    Lennie was kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Lennie was not kicked in the head by a horse when he was a kid.

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  • 21. 

    Who is the boss's son and confronts George and Lennie in the bunkhouse?

    • A.

      The old man

    • B.

      Slim

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Carlson

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Curley
    Explanation
    Curley is the boss's son and he confronts George and Lennie in the bunkhouse. This is evident from the context of the question, as it specifically asks about the boss's son who confronts George and Lennie. The other options mentioned, such as the old man, Slim, Carlson, and none of the above, are not relevant to the given question and do not fit the description of someone who confronts George and Lennie in the bunkhouse. Therefore, the correct answer is Curley.

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  • 22. 

    One character has a tendency to check out members of the opposite sex. Who has "the eye"?

    • A.

      Curley

    • B.

      Curley's wife

    • C.

      The old man

    • D.

      George

    • E.

      Lennie

    Correct Answer
    B. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    Curley's wife has "the eye" because she is portrayed as a flirtatious and attention-seeking character throughout the story. She constantly seeks the attention of the ranch workers, particularly those of the opposite sex. This behavior suggests that she has a tendency to check out members of the opposite sex, making her the character who has "the eye."

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  • 23. 

    What does George tell Lennie to do if he gets in trouble?

    • A.

      Fight

    • B.

      Go back to Weed

    • C.

      Find George wherever he is

    • D.

      Hide in the brush by the river

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Hide in the brush by the river
    Explanation
    George tells Lennie to hide in the brush by the river if he gets in trouble. This suggests that George wants Lennie to find a safe place where he can avoid any potential danger or harm. By hiding in the brush by the river, Lennie can stay out of sight and protect himself until the trouble passes. This shows that George cares about Lennie's well-being and wants to ensure his safety in difficult situations.

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  • 24. 

    Who is a jerkline skinner, wears a Stetson hat, and has "a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke"?

    • A.

      The old man

    • B.

      Slim

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      George

    • E.

      Carlson

    Correct Answer
    B. Slim
    Explanation
    Slim is the correct answer because he is described as a jerkline skinner, wears a Stetson hat, and has a gravity in his manner and a quiet so profound that all talk stopped when he spoke.

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  • 25. 

    What is George and Lennie's job at the ranch?

    • A.

      Driving mules

    • B.

      Picking fruit

    • C.

      Sowing seed

    • D.

      Bucking barley

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Bucking barley
    Explanation
    George and Lennie's job at the ranch is bucking barley.

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