Today’s Agenda • Of Mice and Men • Review Multiple Choice Practice • Literary Terms and Point of View • “Steinbeck’s Sympathy for Outcasts” handout • Of Mice and Men test LESSON 55 (NEXT CLASS)
The reader can infer that in his relationship with Lennie, George is • Equal • Superior • Inferior • Uncaring
2. The purpose of paragraph 2 is to provide details about • Setting • Theme • Conflict • Characters
Which of these events occurs first? • Lennie and George drink from the pool. • Lennie and George get off the bus. • Lennie and George sit on Howard Street. • Lennie and George enter the clearing.
4. The main idea of paragraph 3 is that ranch workers • Waste their money rather than saving it • Have no permanent home • Work very hard for other people • Are lonely and lack goals
5. Paragraph 5 serves primarily to • Reinforce that Lennie and George are similar to all ranch workers • Hint that both Lennie and George are criminals • Contrast with earlier descriptions of ranch workers • Characterize Lennie and George as law-abiding non-drinkers
The structure of the passage could best be described as moving from • A focus on Lennie’s weaknesses to a focus on George’s strengths • Idealistic dreams of the far-off future to realistic planning for the next day • Details about the past to plans for the future • Details of setting to in-depth development of characters
7. From details and dialogue in this passage, the reader realizes that Lennie is all of the following EXCEPT • Childlike • Cruel • Forgetful • Eager to please
8. Which is the best definition of the word mean in Lennie’s statement, “It’s mean here” (paragraph 3)? • Medium in size • Lacking in kindness • Common in appearance • Reluctant to accommodate
9. The author has Lennie speak with short, simple words and sentences in order to • Provide relief for the reader from the longer sentences of George • Serve as a contrast to the sentences describing the setting • Add extra emphasis to what Lennie says • Reflect the simplicity of Lennie’s mind
10. In paragraph 5, the author describes the basins as rattling in order to convey • The flimsy nature of the basins • The activity of the men washing • The importance of having basins • A hint danger from the rattlesnake sound
11. Which of the following is NOT a detail used to develop Slim’s characterization? • “a tall man” • “There was a gravity in his manner” • “Can’t hardly see nothing in here” • “his word was taken on any subject”
12. Paragraph 25 (begins “George said wonderingly”) reveals George’s desire to • Go to a circus • Play baseball • Be his own boss • Have no responsibilities
13. In paragraph 31 (begins “Voices were approaching”), the use of the phrase “someday” rather than “next month” serves to show • The vagueness of when the men will achieve their dream • The definite timeline established for the leaving the ranch • The certainty of the men’s dream coming true • That the men are convinced the dream will never be realized
14. Which of the following details in paragraph 1 does NOT support the inference that Crooks is different from the men in the bunkhouse? • “Crooks had his apple box over his bunk.” • “for, being alone, Crooks could leave his things about” • “he was more permanent than the other men” • “he had accumulated more possessions than he could carry on his back”
15. In paragraph 6, Crooks takes his hand out from under his shirt because he • Wants to be ready to defend himself in case Lennie attacks him • Does not want Lennie to think he is reaching for a weapon • Was preparing to undress for bed, but now must wait until Lennie leaves • Is embarrassed to be seen applying liniment to his crooked spine
16. In paragraph 19, the words “then remembered” refer to Lennie remembering that he • Should go see his puppy • Had not been invited into Crooks’sroom • Was not a skinner who had business in the barn • Was not supposed to pet the puppy
17. Given the setting of the first paragraph, the way Curley’s wife is dressed is • Appropriate • Inappropriate • Humorous • Satirical
18. From paragraph 7, the reader can infer that • Curley’s wife knows Lennie broke Curley’s hand • George is physically afraid of Curley. • Curley’s wife thinks Curley hurt his hand in a machine. • Curley is afraid that Lennie will run off with his wife.
19. Curley’s wife responds angrily in paragraph 33 (begins with “Curley’s wife said angrily”) because she • Does not like rabbits, and that is all Lennie talks about • Resents Lennie’s loyalty to George • See Lennie’s comments as proof that he is not really listening to her • Does not want to think about the dead puppy
Literary Terms • B • F • A • G • A • B • C or D • C or D • E • C • A • B
TEST – lesson 55 • 30-35 Multiple Choice Questions • Literary Terms • I will give you an example/line from the story and you tell me what it is an example of. • Reading Comprehension • You will be allowed to use your book. • IT IS NOT LITERAL RECALL. YOU MUST READ, THINK, AND ANSWER.