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Irony in Of Mice & Men: Verbal & Situational

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In Of Mice and Men, what element is the BEST example of verbal irony?

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1. John Steinbeck uses situational irony in his 1937 masterpiece Of Mice and Men. Which statement BEST describes what situational irony is?

2. What is one example of situational irony in Of Mice and Men?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the uses of verbal and situational irony in Of Mice and Men. You'll need to understand these terms and recognize instances from the novel that demonstrate these types of irony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Choose an element from the novel that best illustrates verbal irony
  • Describe situational irony
  • Recognize examples of situational irony from the novel
  • Understand the purpose of these types of irony in Of Mice and Men

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of irony in the novel
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand the term situational irony
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Of Mice and Men to recognize several examples of irony from the book

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson entitled Irony in Of Mice and Men: Verbal & Situational to gain a deeper understanding. The lesson will educate you through the following learning objectives:

  • Contextualize the book's setting
  • Describe the traits of the novel's two main characters
  • Learn what's ironic about Curley's Wife
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