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Of Mice and Men Chapter 4

Quiz by Cinco Delgado

Grade 10
English Language Arts
Common Core

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  • Q1
    He has many books and his room is fairly neat.
    How is Crooks's living quarters different from the men's bunk houses?
  • Q2
    Lennie heads to the barn to look for his puppy.
    For what reason does Lennie go to the barn?
  • Q3
    He is immediately defensive of his space. He isn't allowed in the other men's bunkhouse, so he doesn't like anyone in his room bothering him.
    How does Crooks react to Lennie when he comes to visit? Why does he react this way?
  • Q4
    Crooks was born in California on a chicken ranch. He grew up in a white neighborhood and had white friends, although is father didn't like that.
    What do we learn about Crooks's family life?
  • Q5
    He loves how gullible and naive Lennie is. It also gives Crooks a taste of power.
    Crooks teases Lennie about George leaving him. Why do you think Crooks does this?
  • Q6
    Although he acts as if he is bothered by their visit, he seems to appreciate the company. Crooks seems very lonely, but is still quite guarded around his visitors.
    How does Crooks truly feel about Lennie and Candy's visit?
  • Q7
    Crooks says he has heard it all before and has known other ranch men who have talked about similar dreams, but never made them a reality.
    Why does Crooks doubt George and Lennie and Candy's goal of acquiring land?
  • Q8
    Curley's wife says that she could have "been somebody" and been an actress in movies.
    What does Curley's wife say she could have done instead of marrying Curley?
  • Q9
    Curley's wife threatens could get him "strung up a tree" for talking to her.
    How does Curley's wife threaten Crooks?
  • Q10
    He feels slightly embarrassed and beaten down after his encounter with Curley's wife. Also, he likely thinks that George and Lennie's dream could never happen.
    Why does Crooks say he was "jes foolin'" about working at the ranch? Do you believe he really didn't mean it? Why do you think he changes his mind?
  • Q11
    Candy gets Curley's wife to leave the barn by telling her that he has heard the other men returning from town.
    How does Candy finally make Curley's wife leave the barn?
  • Q12
    George tells them that they should not be in Crooks's room and that they should not have told him about the farm.
    What does George say about Candy and Lennie visiting with Crooks?

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