Of Mice and Men Chapter Questions

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Of Mice and Men teacher and student guides from Novel Units, ISBN: 1-56137-187-4 and 1-56137-310-9 •Chapter 1:
oWhat is George like (based on how he looks, what he says, how he acts? What is Lennie like? Use graphic organizer. oWhy does George get angry with Lennie?
oPredict how Lennie and George will be treated on their new job? •Chapter 2:
oWhy is the new boss angry even before George and Lennie arrive? How does the reader find out? Do you think George and Lennie are worried about angering their new boss? oWhat is the boss (Curley) like? Why doesn’t Lennie answer him? Ho does the boss feel about oLennies mental slowness?

oP 35, why is Curley’s wife “suddenly apprehensive” when she find out he has gone into the house? What do George and Lennie think of her? Why doesn Lennie mention “defensively” that she is pretty? (p 35) oOn p 41, it says that Curlye’s “eyes flashed over George, took in his height, measured his reach, looked at his trim middle.” What do you think Curley is thinking? Why do you suppose is so quarrelsome/inclined to fight? •Chapter 3:

oWhy does Slim call Lennie a cuckoo? Why does George correct him? (Difference between being slow-witted and crazy). oHow does Slim feel about the friendship between George and Lennie? oWhat do we learn happened in Weed? How do we find out?

oWhy do you tink Candy allowed Carlson to kill his dog? Should he have done it himself or refused to have it done? What theme, from Thursday’s warm-up, is this touching on? oWhat happens between Lennie and Curley? Why does Lennie end up hurting Curley? Was George giving good advice when he told Lennie to Fight back? Do you think Curley’s wife is to blame? •Chapter 4:

oWhat is Crooks bunk like? What does it show about him?
oWhy doesn’t Crooks want Lennie in his room at first?
oWhy do you think Crooks tells Lennie so much about himself? oDo you agree with him that “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”? (Tie into the theme/motif “Its important...
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