Teacher-of-English.com Of Mice and Men Chapter Two 5: Quiz Quiz Objectives: • To consolidate understanding of chapter two Quiz Answer the tasks below to show your understanding of Chapter Two 1. According to Candy, what did the boss do at Christmas? 2. Why is the boss suspicious of George and Lennie? 3. What is the name of the card game George plays in Chapter 2? 4. How many bunks are there in the bunkhouse? 5. Why is George angry with Candy when he looks over his bed? 6. What type of boxer is Curley? 7. What does Curley wear on his left hand? 8. Who wants Candy’s dog to be put down? 9. What is the name of Curley’s Wife? 10.What do The Boss and Curley wear which shows their authority? 11.What does ringing the triangle signify? 12.How many puppies does Slim’s bitch have? How many are drowned? Quiz Answer the tasks below to show your understanding of Chapter Two 1. According to Candy, at Christmas the Boss gave the workers whiskey. 2. He isn’t used to seeing men travel together. He thinks George is taking Lennie’s pay. 3. The name of the card game George plays in Chapter 2 is solitaire. 4. There are 8 bunks in the bunkhouse. 5. George is angry because he thinks the bed is infested with lice. 6. Curley is a lightweight boxer. 7. Curley wears a glove full of Vaseline. 8. Carlson wants Candy’s dog to be put down. 9. Curley’s Wife’s name is never revealed. 10.The Boss and Curley wear boots to show their authority. 11.Ringing the triangle signifies that it is time to get back to work. 12.Slim’s bitch has nine puppies. Four are drowned. Of Mice and Men Chapter Three What Happened in Weed What Happened in Weed Objectives: To understand how Steinbeck develops the relationship between George and Slim. “What’d he do in Weed?” What do you already know about What happened in Weed? Weed Girl in a red dress Read George’s description of what happened between Lennie and the girl in Weed. 1. Why could this be significant to the novel? 2. What do we learn about Lennie from this incident? 3. What links the girl in Weed with a character from the previous chapter? 4. Why do you think Steinbeck links these two characters? 5. How does Slim act whilst George explains what happened? What does this conversation tell us about Slim? 6. What does this conversation reveal about George? 7. What does Slim say about Lennie? Slim What new information have you discovered about Slim? Add it to your brainstorm from Chapter 2. Teacher-of-English.com Of Mice and Men Chapter Three Lesson 21: A Dog’s Life A Dog’s Life Objectives: • To develop awareness of how Steinbeck’s creates suspense in Chapter Three A Dog’s Life Read the book up to the part where Carlson shoots Candy’s dog. This scene is full of suspense, but what makes it tense? Tension What is tension? The dictionary defines tension as mental worry or emotional strain. Tension is caused by the buildup of suspense. Imagine you are on a rollercoaster. As the rollercoaster climbs slowly to the top of the first drop how do you feel? Click on the picture. In the scene where Carlson shoots Candy’s dog tension is used to engage the reader and amplify our sympathy for Candy. What Happens? Carlson takes the dog outside The men play cards Candy suggests that they should wait until tomorrow Carlson complains about the smell of Candy’s dog A shot is heard Candy “squirmed uncomfortably” and says that he couldn’t do it Candy rolls slowly over, faces the wall and lays silent. Slim offers Candy one of his new puppies to raise Candy looks to Slim for help but Slim offers nothing Whit comes in and shows the men the magazine Carlson tells Candy that he should shoot his old dog Carlson refuses to listen and takes out his gun Conversations are started but collapse into silence The men look quickly at old Candy. Candy hopelessly agrees Candy walks into the bunkhouse followed by his old dog Candy lays down on the bed and stares up at the ceiling George deals the cards, conversation breaks out and the game gets underway The silence is broken as a rat is heard scratching under the floorboards Carlson offers to shoot the dog himself Silence falls on the room again Candy tries to dissuade Carlson from shooting his dog but he doesn’t listen As it happened 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Candy walks into the bunkhouse followed by his old dog Carlson complains about the smell of Candy’s dog Carlson tells Candy that he should shoot his old dog Candy “squirmed uncomfortably” and says that he couldn’t do it Carlson offers to shoot the dog himself Slim offers Candy one of his new puppies to raise Candy tries to dissuade Carlson from shooting his dog but he doesn’t listen Whit comes in and shows the men the magazine Candy suggests that they should wait until tomorrow Carlson refuses to listen and takes out his gun Candy looks to Slim for help but Slim offers nothing Candy hopelessly agrees Carlson takes the dog outside Candy lays down on the bed and stares up at the ceiling The men play cards Conversations are started but collapse into silence The silence is broken as a rat is heard scratching under the floorboards Silence falls on the room again A shot is heard. The men look quickly at old Candy. Candy rolls slowly over, faces the wall and lays silent. George deals the cards, conversation breaks out and the game gets underway Click here to watch the scene Climax Very tense Slow tension Calm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13….22 Draw a graph to show how tension is created in this scene in Of Mice and Men. Plenary Explain how Steinbeck creates tension in the Candy’s dog scene of Of Mice and Men. Use your tension graph to help you. Extension – Candy’s Dog 1. How does Steinbeck suspend the tension of the moment in this scene? Discuss his use of: • Narrative flow • Silence and pauses • Description (sight and sounds) • Symbolism and pathetic fallacy • Verbs and adverbs 2. What is the importance of this incident in the novel? What does it reveal about life on the ranch? How does it comment on marginalisation? What hints does it provide about events to come in the book? Homework • To do in exercise books – write homework in the margin • Due Monday 3rd December • Part (a) Write about the ways Lively presents an unpleasant experience in The Darkness Out There. • and then Part (b) Write about how the writer presents an unpleasant experience in one other story from Sunlight on the Grass 30 marks From this week on you will be doing two questions a week – one on OMAM and one on the anthology.