Of Mice and Men

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1. What is the significance of the killing of Candy's dog?

  • It hints that George will kill Lennie.
  • There are a number of deaths in the novel, so this one gets us used to the idea.
  • It makes us feel sorry for Candy.
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2. Why is it interesting that the fight in the bunk-house between Curley and Lennie comes immediately after Candy's offer of money to help George and Lennie get their land?

  • It intensifies the tragedy.
  • It shows us how mean Curley can be, so we know that George and Lennie have enemies as well as friends at the ranch.
  • It emphasises how strong Lennie is, so we know he'll work hard when they get the land.

3. "Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, a thin and bony nose. Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man..."

  • George
  • Lennie
  • Curley

4. ".. the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face."

  • Slim
  • Curley's Wife
  • Candy

5. "He kept his distance and demanded that other people kept theirs."

  • Slim
  • Crooks
  • Lennie


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