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Of Mice and Men Questions

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|2000 | | | |Of Mice and Men shows us that people can be cruel, or kind, or sometimes a mixture of both. | | | |Compare three characters. | | | |Write about: | | | |The ways in which the different characters are cruel, kind, or a mixture of both | |Why they behave as they do | |How you respond to them | |How Steinbeck writes about them to make you respond in this way. | |2001 | | | |Write about some of the hardships that characters suffer in Of Mice and Men. | | | |Write about: | | | |Different kinds of hardships suffered by different characters | |How the writer shows the effects of different kinds of hardship. | | | |Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men have fears. | | | |Write about: | | | |Different kinds of fears they have | |The causes and effects of their fears | |How the writer shows their fears. | |2002 | | | |Write about the strengths and weaknesses of some of the characters in Of Mice and Men. Choose three of these characters: Lennie, Slim, | |Curley’s wife, Crooks. | | | |Write about: | | | |The strengths of your chosen characters | |The weaknesses of your chosen characters | |How the writer shows their strengths and weaknesses | |Who you think is the strongest of these characters, and why. | | | | | | | |Write about animals that you think are important in Of Mice and Men. | | | |Write about: | | | |Ways they are important to characters in the novel | |How they help to show what different characters are like | |Ways in which the writer uses animals to interest you as a reader. | |2003 | | | |Lennie, Candy and Crooks are all victims. How does the writer show this? | | | |Write about: | | | |The different ways in which each of these three characters is a victim | |How the writer shows that each of them is a victim. | | | |The first section, or chapter, of the novel takes place in the clearing in the brush, the night before George and Lennie arrive at the | |ranch. | | | |How does this opening prepare the reader for what happens in the rest of the novel? | | | |Write about: | | | |How the actions and conversation of George and Lennie help to prepare the reader for what will happen later in the novel | |How other things in the chapter help to prepare the reader for what will happen later in the novel | |How the writer introduces important themes and ideas in this chapter. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |2004 | | | |Which character in Of Mice and Men do you most sympathise with, and why? | | | |Write about: | | | |Why you sympathise with this character | |How the writer makes you sympathise with this character by the way that he writes. | | | |When Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, George says, “I should of knew … I guess maybe way back in my head I did.” | | | |How does Steinbeck show that Lennie was always going to get into serious trouble? | | | |Write about: | | | |What Lennie is like | |The things Lennie does | |How Lennie behaves with other characters | |How Steinbeck shows that Lennie’s death is unavoidable. | | | |2005 | | | |How are each of the following important in the novel: | | | |Rabbits | |Dogs and puppies | |Mice? | | | |Write about: | | | |What you think their importance is | |How Steinbeck shows their importance. | | | |How does Steinbeck present the relationship between George and Lennie in the novel? | | | |Write about: | | | |How George feels about Lennie | |How Lennie feels about George | |Why you think George stays with Lennie | |The methods Steinbeck uses to present their relationship. | |2006 | | | |Write about two places in the novel. | | | |Choose two of these places: | | | |The brush; the bunkhouse; Crook’s room; the barn. | | | |Write about: | | | |How Steinbeck presents these places by the ways he writes about them | |What happens in these places | |Why you think these places are important. | | | |Write about George and Lennie’s dream. | | | |Write about: | | | |Why they dream of the things they do | |Why their dream cannot come true | |How Steinbeck uses their dream in the novel. |

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