Major Themes in Of Mice and Men


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What is a theme?

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1. Which main characters does Steinbeck use to relate the theme in Of Mice and Men?

2. How do readers see the theme of power in the story 'Of Mice and Men'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Steinbeck weaves a few different themes throughout Of Mice and Men. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of these themes in the novella. The quiz questions will ask you to define theme and identify the characters used to relate the theme.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • How the theme of power is seen in the story
  • The theme used to show that life has a way of taking over
  • The dream shared by Lennie and George

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about major themes in Of Mice and Men
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the theme of power and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as theme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters used to relate the theme

Additional Learning

To learn more about Of Mice and Men, review the accompanying lesson, Major Themes in Of Mice and Men. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define novella
  • Identify the types of stories Steinbeck wrote
  • Review a summary of the novella