Of Mice and Men Final Test Questions

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1 Of Mice and Men – Novel Test Name: Date:
Multiple Choice: Read each question carefully. Based on your reading, choose the best answer for each question. Each question is worth 4 points = 80% 1. What is the time setting for Of Mice and Men? a. 1890s b. 1910s c. 1930s d. 1950s 2. As the story begins, what is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing (running away)? a. The town was not named b. Soledad c. Salinas d. Weed 3. When Lennie thinks about his dream life with George, what is the most exciting for him? a. They will find “purty” girls and get married. b. He will get to take care of rabbits. c. He will find gold and become rich. d. He will learn about farming. 4. Why did George and Lennie run from their previous employer? a. Lennie had touched a girl and was accused of rape. b. George was caught looking at the boss’s wife. c. George was insubordinate to the boss by cursing at him. d. Lennie was insubordinate to the boss by yelling at him. 5. Which character is missing a hand? a. Candy b. Carlson c. Curley d. Slim 6. Which man is the only one who understands George and Lennie’s friendship? a. Crooks b. Slim c. Curley d. None of them because they think George and Lennie are brothers. 7. Why does Candy not want to get rid of his old dog? a. The dog is a fantastic bloodhound. b. He wants to breed the animal in order to sell the puppies. c. It was his dead daughter’s dog, and he needs to care for it because he misses his daughter. d. He got the dog when it was a puppy. 8. Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand? a. He is concerned about aging. b. His hand was seriously injured by a dog bite. c. He wants to keep his hand soft for his wife. d. His hand is chapped from the harsh weather. 9. Why does Carlson want to shoot Candy’s dog? a. The dog attacked Curley, and that is why his hand is mangled. b. Carlson hates dogs. He thinks Candy should have a cat. c. Carlson thinks the dog is too old and is no longer useful. d....
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