Of Mice And Men Study Guide Flashcard Example #96459

Identify and give a physical description of Lennie and George.
Lennie: huge, shapeless face, sloping shoulders and drags his feet.
George: restless eyes, strong features, small and skinny.
What trouble did George and Lennie have in Weed?
Lennie grabed the girl’s dress.
What is in Lennie’s pocket? Why does he have it?
A dead mouse, he wanted to pet it while they walked.
George bursts into a long speech about what he could do if he were alone.
How does this speech reflect his relationship with Lennie and feelings toward taking care of Lennie?
That he feels bad about dragging on with George and he just wasted space. That he has feelings for him. George is important to Lennie.
Lennie offers to go away and live in a cave. What is George’s response? What does this tell the reader about George?
He says no he wouldn’t want him to do that. He wouldn’t survive alone.
Why are George and Lennie different from the other “guys like us that work on ranches”?
They have a future.
What are George and Lennie going to do someday?
To get their own ranch Lennie could have all of the rabbits he wanted.
What two things does George want Lennie to remember?
To run the bushes and not to say anything to the boss or to anyone else.
Why does the boss ask George about what he is trying to “put over”?
He gets mad because Lennie is not speaking. He thinks that George is trying to take the money.
Identify and describe Curley.
Short, married, handy, lightweight, strong and gets into fights. Boss’s son.
The swamper said, “Seems like Curley ain’t givin’ nobody a chance.” Explain.
Curley doesn’t like anyone. Does not give them a chance to show themselves. Instantly got mad.
What advice does George give Lennie after Curley and the swamper leave?
Don’t get in Curley’s way, stay away from him.
Identify and describe Slim
Tall, long black hair and strong. Everyone looks up to him.
Identify and describe Carlson.
Powerful and big-stomached. Doesn’t like the smell of the dog.
What does Slim have that Lennie wants?
Slim’s puppies.
Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it’s funny how George and Lennie go around together. What is George’s answer?
“What’s funny about it?”
Identify and describe Candy.
The Swamper, heavy legged and loves his old dog. Missing left hand.
What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why?
Takes it out, to kill the dog. It smelled.
Describe Curley’s wife.
Young, pretty, wears attractive clothes and curls her hair, flirts.
What will Lennie’s job be when he and George get their land?
To take care of the rabbits.
What does Candy want when he hears about George’s and Lennie’s plans? What is he willing to contribute?
Tend to chickens, cook, tend to vegetables. Help pay ($350).
Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What happened?
Lennie was laughing about the american dream, but he thought he wanted to fight. They got in a fist fight.
Identify and describe Crooks.
Black, independent. Named crook because his back was bent.
Lennie tells Crooks about the land. What is his reply at first?
He’s nuts
What does Crooks want when he believes there might really be land?
He wants a part in it. He could work.
What does Curley’s wife say is her reason for coming to the barn? What inference can the reader make about her real reason for coming to the barn?
To find Curley. She was lonely.
Why does Crooks change his mind about the land after Curley’s wife leaves?
Because he colored, and their treated bad.
What happened to Lennie’s puppy? What is his reaction?
He killed it, he started freaking out because he wouldn’t be let too take care of the rabbits.
Why did Curley’s wife come to see Lennie?
Everyone was playing horse shoes and she got lonely.
What did she tell Lennie?
That it is okay that they are talking.
Describe what happens involving Curley’s wife.
Lennie wouldn’t want to stop petting her hair, he ended up shaking her to hard and killing her.
What was George’s reaction when he finds out “the news”?
He went down on his knees, he wanted revenge.
What was Curley’s reaction to “the news”?
He was sad and angry.
What is the setting for Chapter Six? Why has Lennie come here?
The deep green pool of salinas river. Too hide in the “bush” and wait for Lennie.
Who are the two individuals that Lennie imagines comes and talks to him? What do they tell him?
Little fat old woman and aunt Clara that he does bad things
Who is the only one who really understands what George did (aside from George himself)?
Slim.
What do you imagine will happen to George next? Where will he go? What will he do? Explain.
He will forever be regretful about what he did. He going to move and eventually get his own land and take care of it.

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