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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Lennie doing when he comes into the bunkhouse in Chapter 3?
2. What does Slim call Lennie in Chapter 3?
3. Why did George and Lennie have to walk so far?
4. What happened to Lennie when he did jumped into a river once?
5. Where are George and Lennie going to work in Chapter 1?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does George explain to Lennie as they are walking in the beginning of the book? What are they doing?
2. Why is Lennie not smart, according to George when he talks to the boss?
3. What does George say to Slim in confidence in Chapter 3?
4. As Lennie and George are walking along as the book begnins, what does George complain about?
5. How does Candy describe the boss at the ranch?
6. What does Lennie have in his pocket in Chapter 1?
7. Describe the area of Soledad, California.
8. What does Slim say about Lennie when they return to the bunkhouse in Chapter 3?
9. Why does the boss become suspicious of George's story as to why he and Lennie are late to start their new jobs?
10. How could Lennie's mental state be described?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
George seems to be a very careful person, someone who is concerned about cleanliness and appearances. Why do you think George is this way? What purpose does this cleanliness serve to George and to Lennie? Is there an ulterior motive for George or is it something that might be a mental defect for him as well? Explain each of your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Carlson seems to have a lot of trouble with the smell of Candy's dog, asking nearly everyone to convince Candy to shoot the dog. Why do you think that Carlson is so fixated on this dog? What other ways could Candy have dealt with the situation? What does it say about Candy that he allows someone else to shoot his dog?
Essay Topic 3
Curley's wife is certainly an intriguing character in the book, but she seems to be stirring up more trouble than she realizes. When she insults the men as they are gathering in Crooks' room, what is she gaining from doing so? Why does she taunt Crooks? What is her purpose in the story, for that matter? Does she bring her own ending upon herself?
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