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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what time is it at the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) 8 am.
(b) 10 a.m.
(c) 1 p.m.
(d) noon

2. Who hopes George and Lennie are placed on his barley bucking team?
(a) Carlson.
(b) Candy.
(c) Slim.
(d) Curley.

3. At what does George want to sit and look at in Chapter 1?
(a) The water.
(b) The sky.
(c) The trees.
(d) The animals.

4. What is the setting of the story?
(a) Santa Diaz, California.
(b) Salinas, California.
(c) San Diego, California.
(d) Weed, Arizona.

5. What is Lennie holding as he walks in Chapter 1?
(a) A mouse.
(b) Money.
(c) A magazine.
(d) A game.

6. What is the river that runs through the story's setting?
(a) Salinas.
(b) Rio Grande.
(c) Mississippi.
(d) Colorado.

7. What happened in Weed?
(a) Lennie wanted to touch the red dress of a woman.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Lennie killed a dog.
(d) George hurt another worker.

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

9. When did Lennie start traveling with George?
(a) After Lennie's Aunt Clara died.
(b) After Aunt Clara told him to.
(c) After Lennie asked to travel with him.
(d) After George asked him to.

10. What did Lennie do after jumping into a river once?
(a) He ran away.
(b) He went to the hospital.
(c) He bought a house.
(d) He thanked George for saving his life.

11. Who is the boss' son?
(a) Candy.
(b) Lennie.
(c) Curley.
(d) Carlson.

12. What does Chapter 2 start off describing?
(a) Lennie.
(b) The ranch's bunkhouse.
(c) George.
(d) Weed.

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

14. At the end of Chapter 1, what does George tell Lennie to do if he gets into trouble?
(a) To beat up the boss.
(b) To tell George.
(c) To shoot himself.
(d) To run to this place and hide in the brush.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For how much does George think he can buy a place?

2. Who is capable of driving 20 mules with a single line?

3. Where does Lennie say he should live?

4. Why did George and Lennie have to walk so far?

5. Whose dog is the one that smells?

(see the answer keys)

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