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  1. MULTIPLE CHOICE A B C D

  2. 1. Of Mice and Men was first published in what year? 1919 1937 1962 1939

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  5. 2. What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing when the novel opens? The town is never named Salinas Soledad Weed

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  8. 3. What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George? He will get to tend rabbits He will learn to farm They will both find “purty” girls and settle down He will strike it rich panning for gold

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  11. 4. Why is Candy unable to imagine getting rid of his old dog? The dog is a fine watchdog He has had the dog since it was a puppy He makes too much money breeding the animal He promised his wife on her deathbed that he would care for it

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  14. 5. Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand? His hand was mangled in a piece of farm equipment He is soothing an old boxing injury He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife He is incredibly vain

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  17. 6. Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candy’s dog? The dog has attacked several people Carlson believes the dog is too old and decrepit to be of any use Carlson is mean-spirited and drunk Carlson hates dogs

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  20. 7. Whit enters the bunkhouse with a magazine featuring a man he used to work with.Why is the man in the magazine? He was an undercover journalist, who wrote a piece exposing the difficult working conditions of migrant farmers He is a fugitive, the subject of a nationwide manhunt He recently bought a farm much like the one George and Lennie hope to own He wrote a letter to the editor, praising the publication

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  23. 8. What is Old Susy’s place? A restaurant A flophouse A saloon George’s mother’s home

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  26. 9. Who discovers Curley’s dead wife? Carlson Curley Candy George

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  29. 10. What does Curley wear to set himself apart from the other men? Gloves A bull whip A denim jacket High-heeled boots

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  32. 11. Who cared for Lennie before George? Lennie’s mother Lennie’s aunt Clara George’s aunt Clara George’s mother

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  35. 12. Of Mice and Men is set in which decade? 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s

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  38. 13. What does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie touch? Her hair Her hand Her face Her dress

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  41. 14. To whom does Candy look for advice before allowing Carlson to shoot his dog? The boss Slim Crooks Lennie

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  44. 15. Why do many critics find fault with Of Mice and Men? They believe that the novel does not accurately depict life during the Depression They wish that the novel had a happy ending They believe that the novel is too short They find Steinbeck’s portrayal of Lennie excessively sentimental

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  47. 16. How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife? He dresses the woman in fancy red shoes He opens the chapter in which she dies with Lennie petting his dead puppy He gives her a moving speech in which she admits her dream of being a movie star He points out several times that Lennie doesn’t like her

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  50. 17. How did Crooks get his name? He has a crooked smile He served time in jail for robbery He has a crooked back He was born with it