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Lesson 54. Today’s Agenda 1. Of Mice and Men 1. Review Multiple Choice Practice 2. Literary Terms and Point of View 2. “Steinbeck’s Sympathy for Outcasts”

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1 Lesson 54

2 Today’s Agenda 1. Of Mice and Men 1. Review Multiple Choice Practice 2. Literary Terms and Point of View 2. “Steinbeck’s Sympathy for Outcasts” handout 3. Of Mice and Men test LESSON 55 (NEXT CLASS)

3 Multiple Choice Practice

4 1. The reader can infer that in his relationship with Lennie, George is a. Equal b. Superior c. Inferior d. Uncaring

5 2. The purpose of paragraph 2 is to provide details about a. Setting b. Theme c. Conflict d. Characters

6 3. Which of these events occurs first? a. Lennie and George drink from the pool. b. Lennie and George get off the bus. c. Lennie and George sit on Howard Street. d. Lennie and George enter the clearing.

7 4. The main idea of paragraph 3 is that ranch workers a. Waste their money rather than saving it b. Have no permanent home c. Work very hard for other people d. Are lonely and lack goals

8 5. Paragraph 5 serves primarily to a. Reinforce that Lennie and George are similar to all ranch workers b. Hint that both Lennie and George are criminals c. Contrast with earlier descriptions of ranch workers d. Characterize Lennie and George as law-abiding non- drinkers

9 6. The structure of the passage could best be described as moving from a. A focus on Lennie’s weaknesses to a focus on George’s strengths b. Idealistic dreams of the far-off future to realistic planning for the next day c. Details about the past to plans for the future d. Details of setting to in-depth development of characters

10 7. From details and dialogue in this passage, the reader realizes that Lennie is all of the following EXCEPT a. Childlike b. Cruel c. Forgetful d. Eager to please

11 8. Which is the best definition of the word mean in Lennie’s statement, “It’s mean here” (paragraph 3)? a. Medium in size b. Lacking in kindness c. Common in appearance d. Reluctant to accommodate

12 9. The author has Lennie speak with short, simple words and sentences in order to a. Provide relief for the reader from the longer sentences of George b. Serve as a contrast to the sentences describing the setting c. Add extra emphasis to what Lennie says d. Reflect the simplicity of Lennie’s mind

13 10. In paragraph 5, the author describes the basins as rattling in order to convey a. The flimsy nature of the basins b. The activity of the men washing c. The importance of having basins d. A hint danger from the rattlesnake sound

14 11. Which of the following is NOT a detail used to develop Slim’s characterization? a. “a tall man” b. “There was a gravity in his manner” c. “Can’t hardly see nothing in here” d. “his word was taken on any subject”

15 12. Paragraph 25 (begins “George said wonderingly”) reveals George’s desire to a. Go to a circus b. Play baseball c. Be his own boss d. Have no responsibilities

16 13. In paragraph 31 (begins “Voices were approaching”), the use of the phrase “someday” rather than “next month” serves to show a. The vagueness of when the men will achieve their dream b. The definite timeline established for the leaving the ranch c. The certainty of the men’s dream coming true d. That the men are convinced the dream will never be realized

17 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”

18 15. In paragraph 6, Crooks takes his hand out from under his shirt because he a. Wants to be ready to defend himself in case Lennie attacks him b. Does not want Lennie to think he is reaching for a weapon c. Was preparing to undress for bed, but now must wait until Lennie leaves d. Is embarrassed to be seen applying liniment to his crooked spine

19 16. In paragraph 19, the words “then remembered” refer to Lennie remembering that he a. Should go see his puppy b. Had not been invited into Crooks’s room c. Was not a skinner who had business in the barn d. Was not supposed to pet the puppy

20 17. Given the setting of the first paragraph, the way Curley’s wife is dressed is a. Appropriate b. Inappropriate c. Humorous d. Satirical

21 18. From paragraph 7, the reader can infer that a. Curley’s wife knows Lennie broke Curley’s hand b. George is physically afraid of Curley. c. Curley’s wife thinks Curley hurt his hand in a machine. d. Curley is afraid that Lennie will run off with his wife.

22 19. Curley’s wife responds angrily in paragraph 33 (begins with “Curley’s wife said angrily”) because she a. Does not like rabbits, and that is all Lennie talks about b. Resents Lennie’s loyalty to George c. See Lennie’s comments as proof that he is not really listening to her d. Does not want to think about the dead puppy

23 Literary Terms 1. B 2. F 3. A 4. G 5. A 6. B 7. C or D 8. C or D 9. E 10. C 11. A 12. B

24 TEST – lesson 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.


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