Of Mice and Men

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1. 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 emphasises how strong Lennie is, so we know he'll work hard when they get the 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.
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2. "I just done it... He had your gun."

  • George
  • Slim
  • Curley

3. "His slow speech had overtones not of thought but of understanding beyond thought."

  • Lennie
  • Slim
  • Crooks

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

  • It makes us feel sorry for Candy.
  • 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.

5. "He stood crying, his fist lost in Lennie's paw."

  • Curley
  • Candy
  • George

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