Of Mice and Men study guide chapter 3-5 Flashcard Example #52173

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What does Slim say he would have done to the dog if he hadn’t given it to Lennie
He would have killed it.
What does Slim say he finds funny
Slim thought that it was funny that George and Lennie traveled together
George says if he were really smart he would be doing what
He would be living on his own ranch instead of working
What is the story behind why George and Lennie travel together
They grew up with each other
What can the reader infer about Lennie’s childhood and family life
That he didn’t have a good childhood
What did George do once that made him stop playing jokes on Lennie
He told Lennie to jump off a cliff into a lake and he almost drowned because he couldn’t swim
What card game does George play
solitare
What does George tell Slim happened in Weed
He told him that Lennie wanted to touch a girls dress and she screamed. Lennie got scared and grabbed tighter on her dress. All the men in Weed thought that Lennie tried to rape her, so they were going to kill him. George and Lennie had to hide in a sewer until they could run out of town and not be seen
What sneaky thing does Lennie try to do
He tries to sneak the puppy into the bunk house to sleep with him
What game has the other guys been playing while George and Slim talk
Horseshoes
What is Carlson’s problem and what does he tell Candy to do?
He was complaining about Candy’s dog stinking up the bunkhouse. He told Candy that he should shoot the old dog.
What reason’s does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?
The dog stinks, is crippled, blind, and can’t eat anymore. He told Candy to raise one of Slim’s new pups
What does Whit show Slim
Whit shows Slim an magazine with a letter on the back who’s author was someone who had worked on the ranch with them.
What does Carlson say he has?
A luger(gun)
What does Slim tell Carlson to take with him when he goes to shoot Candy’s dog? Why?
Slim tells him to bring a shovel so he can bury the dog.
Whit says that George and Lennie must have come to work. What reason does he give?
They came on a Friday instead of Saturday. Most people come on Saturday to work one day, get fed, then leave on Sunday night after dinner.
What does Whit invite George to do tomorrow night?
To go to Susy’s
Why don’t the guys visit Clara’s house instead of Susy’s?
Clara’s house and girls are dirty and overpriced.
Why does George say he will go and get a drink but that he isn;t going to pay for a flop?
He wants to save his money for the ranch
What is Curley looking for?
His wife.
What does Curley think Slim is doing?
He thinks Slim is with his wife.
What is Slim really doing in the barn?
Putting tar on a horse’s horseshoe(hoof)
Who has been listening and finally interrupts George and Lennie’s conversation about the ranch?
Candy
For what reason would the people sell the ranch for only $600?
The women needed an operation
How did Candy get $250?
He’s been working there a long time and he lost his hand but still works.
What is George afraid will happen to them if others find out they are going to buy a ranch?
He’s afraid the others will try an d get them fired
What does Candy tell George he wishes he would’ve done?
He wishes he would’ve shot his dog instead of letting Carlson do it.
Why was Lennie Smiling?
He was thinking about their ranch
About what does Curley think Lennie is smiling about?
He thought Lennie was laughing at him because Slim yelled at him.
What happens between Curley and Lennie?
Curley and Lennie get into a fight and Lennie Breaks Curley’s hand.
What are the 2 books Crooks owns?
A Dictionary and a California Civil Code for 1905
How does Crooks react to Lennie when he comes to visit?
He wants Lennie to leave.
For what reason did Lennie come to the barn?
To see his pup
Where is George?
he went into to town to go to Susy’s
What do we learn about Crook’s family?
he was born in CA and his father owned a chicken ranch. He didn’t have a very good childhood.
What does Lennie tell Crooks, even though he probably shouldn’t have?
the rabbit story and about their ranch
What is Crook’s opinion of George and Lennie’s desire to get land?
He thinks they’re crazy and won’t get any land.
About what did Candy talk to Lennie?
about the rabbits
Where is George’s money going, according to Crooks?
to the women in Susy’s and whiskey
Who visits Crooks, Lennie and Candy?
Curley’s wife
What do we learn about Curley’s wife
She doesn’t believe the lies about how Curley broke his hand. She doesn’t like Curley and she’s mean to Crooks because he’s African American
Before Curley’s wife leaves, what does she notice about Lennie
Lennie is embarrassed by her and stares at her.
What does Curley’s wife say she could have done to Crooks?
She could frame him
What is the last thing Crooks says to Candy?
He tells Candy that he doesn’t want to work on their ranch, to forget about what he said.
What day and time is it at the beginning of chapter 5
Sunday afternoon
What is Lennie doing in the barn by himself
peting his dog while the others are playing horseshoes
Why does Lennie think that he might not get to tend to the rabbits?
because he killed the pup
Who visits Lennie in the barn?
Curley’s wife
According to Curley’s wife, why isn’t anyone going to leave the horseshoe tournament?
There was a $4 bet
According to Curley’s wife, how come she didn’t get into show business?
Her mother wouldn’t let her and stole a letter that was sent to her by a man in Hollywood.
What can we infer is the reason Curley’s wife married Curley?
She wanted to get famous and get her picture taken from marrying him
What plan does Lennie have to avoid getting in trouble?
To hide the pup and go into the brush
What did Lennie lose that he wishes he had now?
His velvet square that his Aunt Clara gave him
For what does Curley’s wife yell at Lennie?
For messing up her hair(touching it too roughly)
What did Lennie do to Curley’s wife?
He killed her.
Who finds Curley’s wife?
Candy
What does Candy hopefully ask George
If they will still buy the ranch
What favor does George ask Candy?
He asks Candy to wait to tell the others about Curley’s wife until he’s back in the bunkhouse
What does Carlson think happened to his luger
He thinks Lennie stole it
Where is Lennie hiding?
In the brush
With whom does Lennie have his first imaginary conversation?
Aunt Clara
With whom/what does Lennie have his second imaginary conversation?
A rabbit
What story does George tell Lennie
The one about their ranch
What does George do while telling Lennie the story?
He shoots Lennie
receptive
Open and responsive to ideas or suggestions
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment
derision
the feeling that someone gets when they laugh at some is an insulting way
reverence
Deep respect
luger
German semiautomatic pistol
theme
main idea
what is the theme in the novel so far?
to help others
imagery
Description that the author uses to appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
foreshadow
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
conflict
A struggle between opposing forces
aloof
Distant, reserved in manner; uninvolved
fawning
seeking favor by flattery
apprehension
anxiety or fear about the future
crestfallen
discouraged, dejected, downcast
verbal irony
A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant
example of verbal irony?
soft like concrete
symbolism
A device in literature where an object represents an idea
woe
Deep distress or misery
writhed
To twist the body about, or squirm, in pain
belligerently
In a warlike manner
monotonous
Boring
protagonist
Main character of the story that is the hero
who is the protagonist?
george
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
example of personification?
the shadows hold their breath
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