Of Mice and Men: practice test

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1

Of Mice and Men was first published in what year

1937

2

What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing when the story opens

Weed

3

What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George

He will get to tend rabbits

4

Why is Candy unable to imagine getting rid of his old dog

He has had the dog since it was a puppy

5

Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand

He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife

6

Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candy’s dog

Carlson believes the dog is too old and decrepit to be of any use

7

Whit enters the bunkhouse with a magazine featuring a man he used to work with. Why is the man in the magazine

He wrote a letter to the editor, praising the publication

8

What is Old Susy’s place

A flophouse

9

Who discovers Curley’s dead wife

Candy

10

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

High-heeled boots

11

Who cared for Lennie before George

Lennie's aunt Clara

12

Of Mice and Men is set in which decade

1930s

13

What does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie touch

Her hair

14

To whom does Candy look for advice before allowing Carlson to shoot his dog

Slim

15

Why do many critics find fault with Of Mice and Men

They find Steinbeck’s portrayal of Lennie excessively sentimental

16

How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife

He opens the chapter in which she dies with Lennie petting his dead puppy

17

How did Crooks get his name

He has a crooked back

18

Before George meets Lennie in the woods in the final scene, whose gun does he take

Carlson’s

19

What does George say to Lennie before shooting him

He tells Lennie the story of their farm

20

When Lennie drops down next to the pool of water as the story opens, what is George’s advice to him

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

21

Who is the only man to understand the bond between Lennie and George

Slim

22

After killing Curley’s wife, which of the following pairs does Lennie imagine appears to chastise his behavior

Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit

23

Whom do Lennie and George agree to let live on their farm

Candy

24

Why doesn’t Crooks allow Lennie to enter his room at first

Because he says a white man shouldn’t be allowed in his room since he is not allowed in the white men’s bunkhouse

25

Disappointed with her life, Curley’s wife wonders where she would be if she had followed her dreams and become which of the following things

A movie star