Characterization in Of Mice & Men


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What are some of the themes addressed in Of Mice and Men?

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1. In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, why does George continue to let Lennie stay with him, even when Lennie repeatedly gets them into trouble?

2. Why does Curley attack Lennie in Of Mice and Men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Even though Of Mice and Men is the length of a novella, it is jam-packed with content. You will be assessed specifically on topics like the book's themes and the relationships between characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be more precise, know that you will be examined on:

  • Central themes in Of Mice and Men
  • Why George continues to stay with Lennie
  • Curly's attack on Lennie
  • Lennie's talk with Curly's wife
  • The similarity between Crooks and Candy

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Of Mice and Men's themes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about George's connection with Lennie in a different way
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast characters from the lesson, such as Candy and Crooks

Additional Learning

Whenever you want to get a better understanding of the characters in Of Mice and Men, read our corresponding lesson. This lesson is called Characterization in Of Mice & Men and will go over subjects such as:

  • Relationships of characters
  • Character motivations
  • Steinbeck's purposes for different characters
  • Ideals embodied by characters