Crooks in Of Mice and Men: Dream, Loneliness & Quotes


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What is Crooks' job in Of Mice and Men?

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1. Why is Crooks not allowed in the bunkhouse in Of Mice and Men?

2. What major theme of Of Mice and Men is Crooks a good example of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Set on a ranch in northern California during the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men describes the brutal lives of a crew of workers and hired hands. This quiz and lesson focus on Crooks, his isolated life on the ranch and his relationships with other characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As part of this assessment on the character of Crooks, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Facts about the character
  • Themes he represents
  • Characters defined by their relationships with Crooks
  • Characters' dreams of the future

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained on the character of Crooks in Of Mice and Men
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read an account of Crooks and understand the significance of the character
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain details Steinbeck uses to characterize Crooks

Additional Learning

For more on this character, read the lesson called, Crooks in Of Mice and Men: Dream, Loneliness & Quotes. The following goals are covered in the lesson:

  • Explain how Crooks reflects Steinbeck's views on human nature
  • Relate the novel's themes and Crooks' interaction with other characters
  • Describe the relationship between Lennie and Crooks
  • Understand how Crooks is powerless against fate