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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is referred to as 'jail bait all set on the trigger'?
(a) Curley's wife.
(b) Susy.
(c) Clara.
(d) Anna.

3. What does Curley have inside the objective on his left hand?
(a) Vaseline.
(b) Nail polish.
(c) Dirt.
(d) Oils.

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

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

6. In Chapter 3, who repeats the comment that Lennie is not bright, but is a good worker?
(a) Candy.
(b) Curley.
(c) Slim.
(d) Carlson.

7. What does Curley have on his left hand?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) A glove.
(c) A rubber band.
(d) A tattoo.

8. Why does George want to wait until the morning to get to the ranch in Chapter 1?
(a) So he can rest.
(b) So they can see a friend first.
(c) So it's not as hot.
(d) So they can see where they're going.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Who has George known since childhood?
(a) Lennie.
(b) Carlson.
(c) Candy.
(d) Slim.

15. Why does George take away what Lennie is holding in Chapter 1?
(a) Because he hates Lennie.
(b) Because he wants to hold it.
(c) Because he thinks it's still alive.
(d) Because it's not clean.

Short Answer Questions

1. Curley's wife wears what when she enters the bunkhouse in Chapter 2?

2. Who is not bright, but is a good worker?

3. Why does Lennie want to get to the ranch that evening in the first chapter?

4. Whose dog gave birth to nine puppies?

5. Who assures Lennie he can build hutches for rabbits?

(see the answer keys)

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