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Chapter 5 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What has happened to Lennie’s puppy and why?

2. What two pieces of information does Curley’s wife share with Lennie?

3. Why does Curley’s wife offer to let Lennie caress her hair?

4. How and why does Lennie kill Curley’s wife?

5. Why does George say that they can’t let Lennie escape to live on his own?

6. What is Candy’s greatest fear?

7. When George asks Slim about just trying to catch Lennie instead of killing him, what advice does Slim give George?

8. What makes the men think that Lennie is armed?

9. Where does Curley plan to aim if he shoots Lennie?

10. Who stays with Curley’s wife as the others go off in pursuit of Lennie?

Answers
1. Lennie has killed his puppy by bouncing it too hard.

2. Curley’s wife tells him about her dream to be an actress, and she tells him her...

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