Of Mice and Men Flashcard Example #13327

Of Mice and Men was first published in what year?
What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing when the novel opens?
What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George?
He will get to tend rabbits
Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candy’s dog?
Carlson believes the dog is too old and decrepit to be of any use
Why is Candy unable to imagine getting rid of his old dog?
He has had the dog since it was a puppy
Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand?
He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife
Whit enters the bunkhouse with a magazine featuring a man he used to work with. Why is the man in the magazine?
He wrote a letter to the editor, praising the publication
What is Old Susy’s place?
A flophouse
Who discovers Curley’s dead wife?
What does Curley wear to set himself apart from the other men?
High-heeled boots
Who cared for Lennie before George?
Lennie’s aunt Clara
Of Mice and Men is set in which decade?
What does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie touch?
Her hair
To whom does Candy look for advice before allowing Carlson to shoot his dog?
How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife?
hey find Steinbeck’s portrayal of Lennie excessively sentimental
How did Crooks get his name?
He has a crooked back
Before George meets Lennie in the woods in the final scene, whose gun does he take?
What does George say to Lennie before shooting him?
He tells Lennie the story of their farm
When Lennie drops down next to the pool of water as the novel opens, what is George’s advice to him?
He tells him not to drink too much water to avoid getting sick
Who is the only man to understand the bond between Lennie and George?
After killing Curley’s wife, which of the following pairs does Lennie imagine appears to chastise his behavior?
Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit
Whom do Lennie and George agree to let live on their farm?
Why doesn’t Crooks allow Lennie to enter his room at first?
He says a white man shouldn’t be allowed in his room since he is not allowed in the white men’s bunkhouse
Disappointed with her life, Curley’s wife wonders where she would be if she had followed her dreams and become which of the following things?
A movie star
What did George tell Lennie to do if he got in trouble?
Follow the river and hide in the bush until he comes
When the boss first met George and Lennie, what characteristics does he display?
Frustration and anger
Why does Candy say that Curley picked a fight with Lennie?
Curly has a problem with his small size and always picks fights with guys bigger than him to prove he is tough.
Lennie could be described as having the mind of a child.
George wants to leave the ranch immediately, but the men know they need the money.
George immediately trusts Slim, and confides in him the reasons they had to leave their last job in Weed.
Curley attacks Lennie, breaking Lennie’s hand.
Both Candy and Crooks want to be a part of the dream, and pool their money for the venture.
After George shoots Lennie, he want to shoot himself, too.
The author describes Slim as arrogant and untrustworthy.
“I’m gonna shoot the guts outta that big bastard myself, even if I only got one hand.”
“I ain’t mad. I never been mad, an’ I ain’t now. That’s a thing I want ya to know.”
“Why do you got to get killed? You ain’t so little as mice.”
“Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.”
Curly’s Wife
“You hadda, George. I swear you hadda.”
“You done it, di’n’t you? I s’pose you’re glad. Ever’body knowed you’d mess things up.”
Suspicious of George’s intentions
The boss
Thought Lennie stole his Luger
Tells Lennie that he will go to the “booby hatch”
HUGE, strong, mentally slow, likes to pet soft things
The Boss
thought George was taking Lennie’s money
The old swamper, missing a hand, goes in on Lennie and George’s dream
Owns a Luger pistol, shoots Candy’s dog
Skinner, leader of the men on the ranch, understanding of George and Lennie’s relationship
Negro stable buck who isn’t allowed in the bunk house
Curley’s wife
Flirtatious, only woman on the ranch, lonely
The boss’s son, ex-boxer, ill-tempered, newleywed
Small, takes care of Lennie
Aunt Clara
Raised Lennie

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