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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose dog gave birth to nine puppies?
(a) Curley.
(b) Carlson.
(c) Candy.
(d) Slim.

2. Who told Lennie not to pet the puppies too much?
(a) Candy.
(b) Curly.
(c) Slim.
(d) Whit.

3. What did George once do to impress a bunch of men?
(a) Gave them gifts.
(b) Told Lennie to jump in the river.
(c) Worked really hard.
(d) Showed off his biceps.

4. What does George tell Lennie not to do with the boss?
(a) Laugh.
(b) Speak.
(c) Dance.
(d) Sing.

5. Why did Lennie and George get run out of the last town they worked in prior to Chapter 1?
(a) Because they robbed a bank.
(b) Because George stole something.
(c) Because they needed new work.
(d) Because Lennie scared a girl.

6. What did George do to make Lennie let go of a woman he was holding?
(a) Yelled at him.
(b) Hit him over the head with a fence picket.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Told their boss.

7. How does Candy describe the boss?
(a) Inexperienced.
(b) An absent boss.
(c) A nice man, but he has a temper.
(d) A drunk.

8. Where were George and Lennie working before Chapter 1?
(a) Weed.
(b) Willits.
(c) Waco.
(d) Waterford.

9. Who used to sleep in George's bed in the bunkhouse?
(a) A blacksmith.
(b) An actor.
(c) A doctor.
(d) An animal lover.

10. What does Slim call Lennie in Chapter 3?
(a) Crazy.
(b) Silly.
(c) Kind.
(d) Cuckoo.

11. What did George and Lennie do as soon as it was dark on the day Lennie scared a woman?
(a) Went back to get their things.
(b) Turned themselves in .
(c) Ran out of town.
(d) Called the police.

12. What does Lennie ask George while they are eating near their fire in Chapter 1?
(a) Who Crooks is.
(b) How far away their home is.
(c) Whether there will be different colors of rabbits.
(d) What his last name is.

13. Who assures Lennie he can build hutches for rabbits?
(a) Curley.
(b) Carlson.
(c) Candy.
(d) George.

14. Why did George and Lennie have to walk so far?
(a) The bus driver dropped them off at the wrong place.
(b) They decided to take the scenic route.
(c) They wanted to.
(d) They got lost.

15. What happened to Lennie when he did jumped into a river once?
(a) He swam away.
(b) He nearly drowned.
(c) He found treasure.
(d) He got bitten by a shark.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who says he prefers prostitutes because he knows upfront how much it's going to cost him?

2. In Chapter 2, why has Curley been worse in the last few weeks?

3. Which man in Chapter 1 is huge and pale?

4. Who is a stocky man who wears blue jeans and a flannel shirt?

5. Which man in Chapter 1 is small, dark, and quick?

(see the answer keys)

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