Of Mice and Men Revision Essay questions You will have 40 minutes in the exam to write an essay. You will be expected to write about 5 or 6 paragraphs with suitable quotations in each paragraph. Remember it is a closed text exam and therefore you need to learn these quotations. Revise by planning these essays. Turn some into timed essays! 1. ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a totally depressing novel’. How far do you agree? 2. ‘Many of the characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’ seem to be misfits.’ Discuss this statement with close reference to the novel. 3. What contribution does Slim make to the novel? 4. ‘‘Of Mice and Men’ is full of sad characters, but not all of them deserve our sympathy.’ Discuss the relevant characters explaining why or why not they deserve our sympathy. 5. ‘The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ is about the need for a dream’. Discuss this statement with close reference to the text. 6. Imagine you are George. Write George’s diary entry for the day of Lennie’s death. 7. Imagine you are Crooks. Write about Crooks’ thoughts and feelings after Lennie, Candy, Curley’s wife and George leave his harness room at the end of chapter four. 8. What have you learnt about ranchlife by reading ‘Of Mice and Men’? 9. ‘’Of Mice and Men’ seems to be a man’s world.’ Discuss this statement with close reference to the novel. 10. ‘‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel about loneliness’. Discuss this statement with close reference to the text.