owns a luger (handgun); shoots Candy’s dog
offers to lend George and Lennie money; lost a hand
old swamper; finds body of Curley’s wife
stable buck; likes to read; lonely and bitter
small and quick; travels with Lennie
boss’s unpopular son; likes to fight; jealous of Slim
wants to raise rabbits; breaks Curley’s hand
bored and restless; dreams of being a Hollywood star
“prince of the ranch”; gives Lennie a puppy
True or False: George’s actions forced both men to leave their jobs in Weed.
True or False: George and Lennie are cousins
True or False: Lennie is completely dependent on George.
True or False: Lennie’s last name does not fit his physical appearance.
True or False: George doesn’t complain about taking care of Lennie.
True or False: Crooks lives alone in the barn by choice.
True or False: George knows immediately that Lennie is responsible for Curley’s wife’s death.
True or False: George tells Lennie about the farm before shooting him.
If George wants him to leave, Lennie says he will live
in a cave
George says that he and Lennie are different from other ranch hands because they have
The boss is suspicious of Lennie because he
doesn’t speak for himself
Candy tells George, “I ought to have shot that dog myself, George, I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.” This conversation foreshadows
George killing Lennie
The story of Lennie’s problem in Weed is included in order to
show the strength of the bond between Lennie and George
Curley’s wife threatens to
have Crooks lynched
Curley likes to fight men who
are bigger than he is
Candy is afraid that
he will soon be fired
The men joke about Curley because he wears
a Vaseline-filled glove
Lennie is reluctant to talk to Curley’s wife because he most fears the anger or
After being invited to touch her hair, Lennie kills Curley’s wife when
he muffles her screams
Candy blames Curley’s wife for
ruining their dream
During his terrified wait for George by the river, Lennie hallucinates about
an angry Aunt Clara and a giant rabbit
They only person who seems to understand the real reason why George kills Lennie is
What is the meaning of the phrase, “An’ live off the fatta the lan’?”
To eat what they raise and grow
The major theme of the novel concerns
human loneliness and frustration
pack of belongings
moved clumsily or heavily
scampered; ran quickly
twisted; bent out of shape
aggressively; with hostility
flat; without expression
uneasy or fearful