Of Mice and Men's Time Period


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Modern audiences have looked at the theme of _____ while reading Of Mice and Men.

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1. Today, the plight of migrant workers is:

2. Of Mice and Men is set in what time period?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet examines the role of the time period in Of Mice and Men, looking at characteristics of the time as well as how they affect modern day interpretations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll find questions involving the following aspects of Of Mice and Men:

  • How modern audiences have studied the book's theme
  • The plight of migrant workers
  • In which time period the book is set
  • Why the novella has been challenged
  • Major events of the 1930s

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the time period in which Of Mice and Men is set
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important details from the lesson on the themes in the book as seen by modern audiences as well as why the novella has been challenged
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the plight of migrant workers as it was then and as it is now

Additional Learning

To broaden your understanding of the book, you can investigate the accompanying lesson titled Of Mice and Men's Time Period. This lesson can help you with the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the influence of John Steinbeck's life on the book
  • Explore the themes found within the novella
  • Familiarize yourself with characters from the book who continue to be analyzed today