Carlson in Of Mice and Men: Description & Quotes


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Which of the following terms or phrases describes Carlson in Of Mice and Men?

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1. What event foreshadows the manner of Lennie's death at the end of Of Mice and Men?

2. Why does Carlson shoot Candy's dog in Of Mice and Men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Though merely a co-worker of the main characters, the role of Carlson in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is an interesting one. This quiz will help you determine how well you understand his importance with questions regarding his main attributes and how they affect interactions between other characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you judge your level of knowledge regarding Carlson in Of Mice and Men, including:

  • His physical and psychological characteristics
  • His reason for shooting Candy's dog
  • Candy's reaction to Carlson's actions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Carlson in Of Mice and Men
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of foreshadowing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Candy and George's conversation after the death of the dog

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character, review the lesson titled Carlson in Of Mice and Men: Description & Quotes. This lesson further details the story, including:

  • Main characters and side characters
  • Concept and details of the foreshadowing
  • Emotional response to the deaths