Conflict in Of Mice and Men


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What type of conflict is evident when Lennie fights with Curley?

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1. What type of conflict is evident when George struggles with his decision at the end of the novella, Of Mice and Men?

2. What type of conflict is apparent when Candy worries that soon his age will prevent him from being useful at the ranch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men tells the story of two men, George and Lennie, living a modest life but dreaming of something better. This quiz features questions about conflict in the novel, and the many forms that it takes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of man's conflict with:

  • Fellow men
  • Society
  • Nature
  • Himself

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm that you have retained the most relevant facts from the lesson on Of Mice and Men
  • Defining key concepts - identify and define the many types of conflict that occur throughout the novel
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify the conflict that is the story's climax

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, take a look at the accompanying lesson titled Conflict in Of Mice and Men. Lesson objectives include:

  • Recount the novel's significant plot points
  • Analyze Crooks's conflict with society as a black man in the 1930s
  • Explore Lenny and George's friendship