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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Aunt Clara stop giving Lennie mice?
(a) Because he kept killing them.
(b) Because she died.
(c) Because she got sick.
(d) Because she ran out.

2. Who returns to the bunkhouse at dusk in Chapter 3?
(a) Lennie and Candy.
(b) Candy.
(c) Lennie and George.
(d) Slim and George.

3. How much work can Lennie generally accomplish?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Half as much as anyone else.
(c) More than two men.
(d) Depends on the job.

4. How many bunks are inside the bunkhouse?
(a) Two.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Six.

5. Why is Lennie not smart, according to George?
(a) He got kicked in the head by a horse.
(b) He was born that way.
(c) He doesn't care what people think.
(d) He plays stupid.

6. Where are George and Lennie going to work in Chapter 1?
(a) At an office.
(b) On a ranch.
(c) At their uncle's home.
(d) At a factory.

7. In Chapter 2, what does George say the driver made them do?
(a) Pay the driver.
(b) Walk 10 miles.
(c) Drive the bus themselves.
(d) End up at the wrong place.

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

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

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

11. What proves the boss is not a not a laborer?
(a) The mistakes he makes.
(b) His high heeled boots.
(c) His smooth hands.
(d) His ignorance.

12. Who is mentally disabled?
(a) George.
(b) Carlson.
(c) Lennie.
(d) Weed.

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

14. Who is capable of driving 20 mules with a single line?
(a) George.
(b) Curley.
(c) Slim.
(d) Candy.

15. What did the previous occupant of George's bed in the bunkhouse keep at his bedside?
(a) A rag.
(b) Bug poison.
(c) An iron rod.
(d) A coffee cup.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what time is it at the beginning of Chapter 2?

2. What mountains are visible in the area in Chapter 1?

3. How did Lennie scare a girl in the last town he worked in prior to the beginning of the book?

4. Who hopes George and Lennie are placed on his barley bucking team?

5. At what does George want to sit and look at in Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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