Of Mice and Men Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 do George and the other men decide to do with Lennie after his confrontation with Curley's wife?

2. Why does Lennie go to Crooks' room?

3. Who takes George away at the end of the book?

4. What does the first image Lennie saw in Chapter 6 think will happen if Lennie gets rabbits?

5. What does Lennie interrupt Curley's wife in Chapter 5 to talk about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Curley's wife even marry Curley in the first place?

2. Has George ever been mad at Lennie, according to George's words?

3. What happens when Lennie realizes that George will figure it out that Lennie has killed the puppy?

4. What does the rabbit image say to Lennie in Chapter 6?

5. What happens when Curley's wife offers to let Lennie stroke her soft hair?

6. What does Curley's wife share with Lennie in the barn?

7. What story does Crooks share with Lennie in Chapter 4?

8. What does George ask of Curley after they have discovered what has happened?

9. At the end of the book, what does George say happened to Lennie?

10. What does George say when Lennie asks if he will leave him in Chapter 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

George tells Lennie where to hide in the brush if they should get into trouble, but he tells him this before they go to the new ranch. What does his mean in terms of Lennie's past? Why does George plan for their escape ahead of time? How many other times do you think Lennie has been in trouble before? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

George and Lennie have been talking about their dream for a while when George finally realizes that it could actually come true. But in the end, it doesn't. Do you think that their dream was ever going to come true? Do you think that George ever really believed it would come true? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Lennie is a man who appears to be very strong but also mentally disabled. This affliction affects his ability to make decisions and to understand when he is causing someone pain. At the same time, he is also able to remember the story of the plans George and he have for a ranch of their own. Does this ability to recall these kinds of details show that Lennie may not be as mentally challenged as one might think? Why or why not? What other proof is there that Lennie is smarter than he lets on?

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