Friendship in Of Mice and Men


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In Of Mice and Men, how do George and Lennie differ from the other farm workers?

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1. In Of Mice and Men, what prompts George and Lennie's friendship?

2. In Of Mice and Men, what do George and Lennie hope for?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the strengths of Lennie and George's friendship and what is Steinbeck trying to say through the portrayal of these characters and their relationship? You can assess what you know about these topics when you review this worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you can quiz yourself on:

  • What sets George and Lennie apart from other farm workers
  • What George and Lennie's friendship is built on
  • The hope that George and Lennie share
  • What the friendship provides for George and Lennie
  • The message about friendship conveyed by the author of the novel

Skills Practiced

Reviewing this quiz/worksheet will help you use and enhance these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the friendship between the two main characters in Of Mice and Men
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast George and Lennie with other farm workers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Steinbeck is trying to say through the friendship of George and Lennie

Additional Learning

Find out more about the use of this theme by referencing the lesson called Friendship in Of Mice and Men. This lesson will provide a more extensive study of:

  • The relevance of George and Lennie's friendship in the Depression era
  • The reasons for George and Lennie's friendship
  • Quotes from the characters that refer to this friendship
  • What Steinbeck is suggesting through the use of this theme