Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men Quiz

Lennie Small is a large man with a brain that doesn't work quite right. He is helped through life by his bosom companion, George Milton. Together, the pair of friends is in pursuit of the American Dream: a home and property to call their own. However, obstacles continually arise to thwart their success. Be sure you understand how Lennie, and the system, contribute to the demise of their mutual happiness by taking the eNotes quiz over the character of Lennie Small in John Steinbeck's classic novella, Of Mice and Men

  1. What is Lennie afraid will happen after he injures Curley?

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  2. Why won't Lennie talk to Curley's wife at first?

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  3. How is Lennie related to George?

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  4. What must Lennie return to Slim, per George's orders?

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  5. What does Lennie have in his pocket which George makes him discard?

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  6. When is Lennie allowed to strike back when Curley hit him?

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  7. Why did Lennie and George have to leave Weed?

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  8. Why does Lennie become so angry with Crooks?

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  9. Per George's instructions, where is Lennie to hide if trouble arises?

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  10. True or False: Lennie intended to kill Curley's wife

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  11. Why does Lennie get punched by Curley?

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  12. What injury does Lennie inflict on Curley?

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  13. What is Lennie most looking forward to when he and George have a place of their own?

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