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Exam Questions on Of Mice and Men




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Exam Questions on Of Mice and Men

Exam Questions on Of Mice and Men

NEAB English Literature

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Higher Tier

Higher Tier

How does Steinbeck create a sense of insecurity in the novel?

You should write about:

Why some characters may feel insecure

Uses of language

The contribution of the settings

Other features which create a sense of insecurity.

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Higher Tier

Higher Tier

Of Mice and Men ends where it begins, with George and Lenny, alone by the pool.

What is your response to the ending of the novel?

Write about:

Your feelings about Georges decision to shoot Lenny

Ways in which Steinbeck prepares us for this ending

Why the writer chooses to end the story in this way

Whether the ending suggests that the friendship between George and Lenny was pointless.

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Higher Tier

Higher Tier

Hopes and dreams help people to survive, even if they can never become real.

How true is this for characters in Of Mice and Men?

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Higher Tier

Higher Tier

Show how John Steinbeck explores the complex relationship between George and Lennie.

You should write about:

What keeps them together, and the difficulties they each have

How the writer brings out differences between them

How they are different from other people on the farm

What you think Steinbecks purpose was in writing about this relationship.

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Foundation Tier

Foundation Tier

Remind yourself of the description of Lennies fight with Curley in the extract below.

Write about the importance of this passage in Of Mice and Men.

Write about:

The different aspects of Lennie shown in the passage

What is revealed about the relationship between George and Lennie, and about Curley

How this passage links with other parts of the novel

The importance of the passage in the novel as a whole.

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Foundation Tier

Foundation Tier

Many characters in Of Mice and Men are shown to be lonely.

Write about loneliness in the novel.

You should write about:

Characters who are lonely

How the write shows their loneliness

The differences and similarities between lonely characters

What you think the writer is saying about loneliness

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