Who is Curley in Of Mice and Men? - Description & Quotes


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What is Curley's wife's name in Of Mice and Men?

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1. What is Curley insecure about in Of Mice and Men?

2. What kind of character is Curley in Of Mice and Men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Curley, the son of the ranch boss where Lennie and George work, is a vital character in the development of the novel. This worksheet and quiz will check your knowledge of this character, asking you to identify key traits and events and what role he serves in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assets will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Curley's wife's name
  • Curley's insecurities
  • Role Curley plays in the story
  • Who crushes Curley's hand
  • What attribute best describe Curley

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will require the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Curley in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how Curley treats others

Additional Learning

Curley is a key figure in Of Mice and Men, as his actions cause other important events to occur. The lesson called Who is Curley in Of Mice and Men? - Description & Quotes discusses Curley in detail, including:

  • His relationship with his wife
  • Why Curley picks fights with other men
  • How Curley responds to bad events and what his response says about him