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1. Of Mice and Men was first published in what year?

2. What is the name of the town from which George and Lennie are fleeing when the story opens?

3. What excites Lennie most about his dream life with George?

4. Why is Candy unable to imagine getting rid of his old dog?

5. Why does Curley wear a Vaseline-filled glove on one hand?

6. Why does Carlson insist on shooting Candy’s dog?

7. Whit enters the bunkhouse with a magazine featuring a man he used to work with. Why is the man in the magazine?

8. What is Old Susy’s place?

9. Who discovers Curley’s dead wife?

10. What does Curley wear to set himself apart from the other men?

11. Who cared for Lennie before George?

12. Of Mice and Men is set in which decade?

13. What does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie touch?

14. To whom does Candy look for advice before allowing Carlson to shoot his dog?

15. Why do many critics find fault with Of Mice and Men?

16. How does Steinbeck foreshadow the death of Curley’s wife?

17. How did Crooks get his name?

18. Before George meets Lennie in the woods in the final scene, whose gun does he take?

19. What does George say to Lennie before shooting him?

20. When Lennie drops down next to the pool of water as the story opens, what is George’s advice to him?

21. Who is the only man to understand the bond between Lennie and George?

22. After killing Curley’s wife, which of the following pairs does Lennie imagine appears to chastise his behavior?

23. Whom do Lennie and George agree to let live on their farm?

24. Why doesn’t Crooks allow Lennie to enter his room at first?

25. Disappointed with her life, Curley’s wife wonders where she would be if she had followed her dreams and become which of the following things?

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