Of Mice & Men Ch. 3 Comprehension Questions Flashcard Example #33596

What does Slim say he would have done to the dog if he hadn’t given it to Lennie?
Killed them
What does Slim say he finds funny?
That George and Lennie travel together.
George says if he were really smart he would be doing what?
Own his own land and not work like a dog for someone else to profit
What is the story behind why Lennie and George travel together?
George knew Lennie from the time they were kids and when Lennie’s Aunt Clara died, George promised he’d look after him.
What can the reader infer about Lennie’s childhood and family life?
Aunt Clara took good care of him, but he struggled with his peer groups which made fun of him and played tricks on him.
What did George do once that made him stop playing jokes on Lennie?
He told Lennie to jump into a lake, and Lennie couldn’t swim, but he did it anyway and almost drowned
What card game does George play?
Solitaire
What does George tell Slim happened in Weed?
Lennie tried to pet a girl’s dress because he thought it was soft; she screamed, so he grabbed her dress harder; when she got away, she claimed Lennie raped her.
What sneaky thing does Lennie try to do?
Bring his puppy from Slim into the bunkhouse
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 doesn’t like Candy’s dog because he smells bad and is too old to do anyone any good; he tells Candy to shoot the dog.
What reason’s does Carlson give for wanting Candy’s dog shot?
The dog smells bad; has no teeth; can barely walk; can’t do Candy any good; can’t do itself any good
What does Whit show Slim?
A magazine with a letter published in it from a former ranch hand
What does Carlson say he has?
a Luger—a pistol
What does Slim tell Carlson to take with him when goes to shoot Candy’s dog? Why?
A shovel to bury the dog.
Whit says that George and Lennie must have come to work. What reason does he give?
Because they came on Friday and have to work all day Saturday before they get their day off on Sunday and the three free meals that come on their day off.
What does Whit invite George to do “tomorrow” night?
Go to town to Susy’s brothel
Why don’t the guys visit Clara’s house instead of Susy’s?
Because Susy’s is “cleaner” and cheaper; Susy tells good jokes and doesn’t mind if the guys just want to buy a shot and not have a “flop” with a prostitute
Why does George say he will go and get a drink but that he isn’t going to pay for a flop?
Because he doesn’t want to spend his money on girls when he and Lennie are saving up for their ranch.

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