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Of Mice and Men Final

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  • Q1

    Of Mice and Men is set in what time period?

    The 1920s

    The 1960s

    The 1990s

    The 1930s

    30s
  • Q2

    Which of these is not a theme in Of Mice and Men?

    Friendship

    Loneliness

    The impossibility of the American dream

    Communism vs. Capitalism

    30s
  • Q3

    In Of Mice and Men, why did Lennie and George have to move from place to place?

    Lennie and George were looking for a place to settle down.

    Lennie and George did not have to move from place to place.

    Lennie and George were transients by design, so they were living as they intended.

    Lennie's size and mental disability invoked fear and misunderstanding in people, which led them to remain transient as a means of self-protection.

    30s
  • Q4

    George, Lennie, Crooks, and Candy are all characters in John Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, who each experience:

    Failed plans and shattered dreams

    Finding true love

    Living as free men

    The rewards of hard work

    30s
  • Q5

    In this genre, the main characters have conflicts that are resolved in a way the reader did not anticipate and aren't usually considered a 'happily ever after' scenario.

    Non-fiction

    Science Fiction

    Historical Fiction

    Tragic Realistic Fiction

    30s
  • Q6

    John Steinbeck used social issues in Of Mice and Men to create a platform for discussion. What discussion did he want to begin by introducing the character Crooks?

    He wanted to introduce the issue of disabilities.

    He wanted to introduce the issue of euthanasia.

    He wanted to introduce the issue of racism being unacceptable.

    He wanted to introduce the issue of poverty.

    30s
  • Q7

    Which two major events occurred in the 1930s?

    The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

    The Dust Bowl and America's entrance into WWII

    The Great Depression and the Global Financial Crisis

    The Great Depression and America's entrance into WWII

    30s
  • Q8

    In John Steinbeck's novella, Of Mice and Men, what did Lennie do that ruined the plans and dreams for George to own his own farm and land?

    Lost them their jobs by accidentally killing the wife of the boss's son.

    Lost them their jobs by getting his hand caught in a machine.

    Lost them their jobs getting into a fight with the boss's son, Curley.

    Lost them their jobs by stealing grain.

    30s
  • Q9

    For George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men, what is the first step in achieving the American Dream?

    Buying a plot of land to farm

    Building a life of fame and glamour

    Building vast social connections

    Getting fabulously wealthy

    30s
  • Q10

    What is the setting of Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men?

    Germany during World War II

    California during the Great Depression

    Paris during the Reign of Terror

    New England during the Revolution

    30s
  • Q11

    In Of Mice and Men, what does Steinbeck suggest is true about the American Dream?

    It is a distraction from what's important

    It is real if you work hard enough

    It is accessible to only a select few

    It is a beautiful hope to which all should aspire

    30s
  • Q12

    In Of Mice and Men, what change comes across Crooks after he's talked to Lennie and Candy in his room for a while?

    He begins to imagine that he, too, might hope for a better life.

    He realizes that he has nothing in common with these men.

    He realizes that Candy and Lennie aren't so bad after all.

    All of the answers are correct.

    30s
  • Q13

    In Of Mice and Men, where does Crooks sleep?

    In a makeshift shed

    In a tent

    In the bunkhouse with the other men

    In his own house

    30s
  • Q14

    In Of Mice and Men, what does the novella ultimately suggest about dreams?

    All of the answers are correct.

    We often must learn to live in the aftermath of our dreams.

    The realities of life are often too powerful to be overcome.

    Our dreams reflect what we need and what is lacking in our lives.

    30s
  • Q15

    In Of Mice and Men, what is George and Lennie's dream?

    To become the managers of the ranch where they work

    To buy a small house and a plot of land

    To leave the farming life forever

    None of the answers are correct.

    30s

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