Of Mice and Men Chapter 2 Lesson – Conflict Analysis Activity


Great Of Mice and Men chapter 2 activity focusing on the conflicts that arise in the chapter. Study Guide and Of Mice and Men chapter 2 assessment also included!

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Students will:

  • Answer a series of questions related events in chapter 2 to ensure they understand the text.
  • Identify conflicts that are present in chapter 2
  • Identify the characters these conflicts are with and what caused the problem.
  • Use this to infer what they believe George and Lennie’s stay at the ranch will be like for the rest of the novel.

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides


1. Study Guide

Answer questions focusing on the most important events of chapter 2 as well as how Steinbeck characterizes major characters introduced in chapter 2 including:

  • Candy
  • Crooks
  • Slim
  • Curley
  • Curley’s Wife
  • Carlson

2. Conflicts Activity

Identify examples of conflicts presented in chapter two between the following characters:

  • George
  • Lennie
  • Curley
  • Curley’s Wife
  • The Boss

3. Assessment

Students take what they have learned and assess whether or not they believe George and Lennie will have a positive or negative experience at the ranch.

4. Two Answer Keys

One for the study guide and one for the conflict activity.


File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Total Pages: 38

Content Pages: 26



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