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1 Of Mice and Men Jeopardy review

2 Jeopardy Literary Terms History Characters Plot Events Surprise

3 200 What does CURLEY'S wife symbolize? She symbolizes danger, temptation, loneliness and lust (Literary terms 1)

4 200 Of mice and men takes place during which major world event in the 1930s? The Great Depression (history 1)

5 200 Which character's name is ironic and why? It's ironic that Lennie's last name is small because he's a large man. (Characters 1)

6 200 What is symbolic about CURLEY'S wife's name? What about Crooks' name? CURLEY'S wife is never given a name, symbolizing how women weren't important in society. Crooks' name is symbolic of his physical appearance-- his crooked back. (Plot events 1)

7 200 What are the four main types of conflict? Give an example of each one from the novella. Person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. society, person vs. nature Lennie vs. Curley George vs. himself Crooks vs. racism Lennie vs. mice and pup (Surprise 1)

8 400 Candy's dog being killed and the snake being eaten by the heron both foreshadow which event and why? George killing Lennie when he's not expecting it. (Literary terms 2)

9 400 The dust bowl was an area of land located in the Midwest states of Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, etc. explain three causes of the dust bowl. 1. Agricultural devastation caused by poor practices 2. Drought 3. Dust storms (history 2)

10 400 Who is the only character who understands George's loss? Slim empathizes with George because George had confided in slim about his companionship with Lennie. He understands George's feelings towards Lennie. He's also seen as a God-like figure to whom all the men look for advice. (Characters 2)

11 400 Explain two childlike things Lennie does when he kills the pup. He covers it with hay to hide what he did He gets mad at the pup for dying He Cares more about consequences He Cries and rocks himself He says he will lie that he found it dead (Plot events 2)

12 400 What is symbolic about "Soledad," the town near which the story takes place? Soledad means loneliness, one of the novella's themes. (Surprise 2)

13 600 When CURLEY'S wife comes into the barn in chapter five after Lennie kills the pup, what does her presence foreshadow and why? She comes in wearing red shoes, which foreshadows something ominous between her and Lennie since the girl in weed also wore red. (Literary terms 3)

14 600 Explain at least three details about the Great Depression. October 1929, "Black Tuesday," the u.s. Stock market crashed Businesses closed, factories shut down, backs failed American dream became a nightmare 25% of Americans were unemployed Disparity between consumption and production Government spending for WWII (1940s) helped to accelerate recovery Hoover blamed and FDR a hero (HISTORY 3)

15 600 Which character said the following quote: "Well hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him. You wouldn't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog i ever seen." (Characters 3) Candy

16 600 What is Candy's dream? To cook, tend chickens, and hoe the garden at George and lennie's place. (Plot events 3)

17 600 Which character said the following quote: "I remember when i was a little kid on my old man's chicken ranch. Had two brothers. They was always near me, always there. Used to sleep in the same room, right in the same bed- all three. Used to turn the chickens out on in the alfalfa on a sunny morning." (Surprise 3) Crooks

18 800 What does the bunkhouse symbolize? Danger because it's where Lennie and Curley fight Poverty and loneliness because it's where the poor, lonely workers live on the ranch. (Literary terms 4)

19 800 Farmers and laborers who were forced to move To the West because of the Dust Bowl were called this, even if they weren't from the state from which the name comes. Okies (History 4)

20 800 Which character said the following quote: "I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'd never do her. He Usta like to hear about it so much, I got to thinking maybe we would." George refers to Lennie and the fact that the dream will not happen because Lennie was a symbol of hope for the American dream. (Characters 4)

21 800 Explain why George changes. What is the term used for a character who changes? George changes because he admits that he used to be cruel to Lennie. The term used to describe a character who changes is dynamic. (Plot events 4)

22 800 What is the novella's point of view? Third person omniscient The narrator can access the point of view of any character, and it uses he, she, it, they. (Surprise 4)

23 1000 Why is Candy's dog's death a metaphor for lennie's death? Candy's dog was killed because he was suffering. Lennie would have suffered if George hadn't killed him. Both were a companion to Candy and George, respectively. Both were symbolic of what happens when we don't fit society's mold. (Literary terms 5)

24 1000 The government's spending under which president for which war helped to accelerate the U.S. Recovery from the Great Depression? Franklin Delano Roosevelt WWII (History 5)

25 1000 Who are the protagonists of the novella? Who are the antagonists? Protagonists: George and Lennie Antagonists: Curley, CURLEY'S Wife, harsh reality, society, The Great Depression (Characters 5)

26 1000 Lennie, like most of the characters in the novella, does not change. What is the term for a character who does not change? Static (Plot events 5)

27 1000 What is the genre of the novella? Realistic fiction and tragedy (Surprise 5)

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