Of Mice and Men Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes


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Who are the two main characters of Of Mice and Men?

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1. What is Lennie's 'hobby' in Of Mice and Men?

2. Which of the following events gives us a sense of foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men introduces the novel's two main characters. By answering these quiz questions, you'll understand the physical differences between the two characters, as well as their situation, goals, and dreams.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • The novel's two main characters
  • Lennie's hobby
  • The event that foreshadows events to come
  • George and Lennie's shared dream
  • The nature of George and Lennie's relationship

Skills Practiced

You'll be tested on the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - your knowledge of Of Mice and Men to answer questions about its first chapter
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of foreshadowing and see how it applies to Chapter 1

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel's opening chapter, read the accompanying lesson, Of Mice and Men Chapter 1: Summary & Quotes. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Consider the descriptive language Steinbeck uses to describe the novel's two main characters
  • Understand the reason why George and Lennie are seeking a new job
  • Learn about the chapter's setting