Period 7 Of Mice And Men Quiz 5

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Period 7 Of Mice And Men Quiz 5 - Quiz


This reading check is on Chapter 5 from Of Mice and Men.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Foreshadowing is a literary technique where author's give clues early in the story about events that happen later on. Describe at least 2 examples of foreshadowing for Curley's wife's death.

  • 2. 

    What is in the barn with Lennie at the beginning of Chapter 5?

    • A.

      A dead mouse

    • B.

      Curley's wife

    • C.

      Crooks

    • D.

      A dead puppy

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A dead puppy
    Explanation
    In Chapter 5 of the book, "Of Mice and Men," Lennie is alone in the barn, and he is shown to have accidentally killed a puppy by petting it too roughly. This is significant as it foreshadows the tragic events that unfold later in the story.

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  • 3. 

    Lennie killed the puppy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lennie killed the puppy. This statement is true. The question is straightforward and provides a clear statement of fact. It does not require any additional context or information to understand the answer.

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  • 4. 

    Who says "Wha's the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am, anyways?"

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Lennie

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Curley's wife

    • E.

      Crooks

    Correct Answer
    D. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    Curley's wife says "Wha's the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am, anyways?" This can be inferred from her desperate need for attention and validation due to her isolation on the ranch. Curley's wife feels ignored and belittled by the men, leading her to question her worth and demand the right to be heard. Her frustration stems from the patriarchal society she is in, which restricts her from freely expressing herself and seeking companionship.

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  • 5. 

    Who walks in on Lennie and the dead puppy?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Curley's wife

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Curley's wife
    Explanation
    Curley's wife walks in on Lennie and the dead puppy. This event occurs in John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men." Lennie, who has a tendency to unintentionally harm animals due to his strength, accidentally kills the puppy while petting it too roughly. Curley's wife enters the barn and discovers Lennie with the dead puppy, leading to a conversation between the two characters. This encounter plays a significant role in the plot as it foreshadows future tragic events and highlights the vulnerability of both Lennie and Curley's wife.

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  • 6. 

    A man once promised Curley's wife that he'd make her a movie star.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that a man made a promise to Curley's wife to make her a movie star. This implies that the statement is true, as it indicates that the man made this promise to her at some point.

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  • 7. 

    Curley's wife likes Curley.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Curley's wife likes Curley, but the correct answer is false. This implies that Curley's wife does not like Curley.

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  • 8. 

    What does Curley's wife ask Lennie to do?

    • A.

      Give her money

    • B.

      Dance with her

    • C.

      Feel her hair

    • D.

      Kiss her

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Feel her hair
    Explanation
    Curley's wife asks Lennie to feel her hair. This is evident in the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, where Curley's wife approaches Lennie in the barn and allows him to touch her hair. This interaction ultimately leads to a tragic event later in the story.

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  • 9. 

    Lennie kills Curley's wife on purpose.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Lennie did not kill Curley's wife on purpose. In the novel "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife while petting her hair too roughly, resulting in her death. Lennie's actions were driven by his lack of understanding and his immense strength, rather than any intentional harm.

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  • 10. 

    What does Lennie do after Curley's wife is dead?

    • A.

      Tell George

    • B.

      Tell Candy

    • C.

      Run and hide in the brush

    • D.

      Hide in the barn

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Run and hide in the brush
    Explanation
    After Curley's wife is dead, Lennie runs and hides in the brush. This action can be attributed to Lennie's fear and panic due to the consequences of his unintentional actions. Lennie often resorts to hiding when he is overwhelmed or in trouble, as he struggles to comprehend the gravity of his actions. Running and hiding in the brush is his instinctive response to try and escape from the situation and avoid any further trouble.

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  • 11. 

    Who finds Curley's wife's body in the barn first?

    • A.

      George

    • B.

      Candy

    • C.

      Curley

    • D.

      Slim

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Candy
    Explanation
    Candy finds Curley's wife's body in the barn first.

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  • 12. 

    What does Curley plan on doing when he finds Lennie?

    • A.

      Shoot him

    • B.

      Arrest him

    • C.

      Beat him up

    • D.

      Lock him up in the asylum

    • E.

      Forgive him

    Correct Answer
    A. Shoot him
    Explanation
    Curley plans on shooting Lennie when he finds him. This suggests that Curley is seeking revenge for the incident involving his wife, in which Lennie accidentally killed her. Shooting Lennie can be seen as a way for Curley to take matters into his own hands and seek justice for his wife's death, rather than relying on the legal system or forgiving Lennie.

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  • 13. 

    Curley is suspicious of George, thinking he may have something to do with his wife's death.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Curley is suspicious of George and believes that George may be involved in the death of Curley's wife. This implies that Curley has doubts or suspicions about George's possible role in the incident. Therefore, the correct answer is "True" as it aligns with the information provided.

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