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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kills the dog that stinks?
(a) Candy.
(b) Curley.
(c) Slim.
(d) Carlson.

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

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

4. What does George tell Lennie he is glad of in Chapter 2?
(a) They're at the ranch.
(b) They're brothers.
(c) They're not cousins.
(d) They're alone.

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

6. What did the boss buy everyone at the ranch for Christmas?
(a) A new pair of boots.
(b) A gift.
(c) A new set of coveralls.
(d) An entire gallon of whiskey.

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

8. What do Lennie and George eat by the fire in Chapter 1?
(a) Oats.
(b) A can of beans.
(c) Steak.
(d) Nothing.

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

10. Curley's wife wears what when she enters the bunkhouse in Chapter 2?
(a) A lot of makeup and red fingernails.
(b) A wool coat.
(c) A pair of boots.
(d) A negligee.

11. What were the men in Weed going to do to Lennie?
(a) Drown him.
(b) Lynch him.
(c) Arrest him.
(d) Forgive him.

12. Who is called a 'tart'?
(a) Nancy.
(b) Candy.
(c) Anne.
(d) Curley's wife.

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

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

15. What is George carrying for Lennie in Chapter 1?
(a) A bottle of water.
(b) A rat.
(c) A puppy.
(d) His work card.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does George confide in about what happened in Weed?

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

3. What did George do to make Lennie let go of a woman he was holding?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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