Citations for the nonfiction articles are included in the document.
This is a quick do now activity that has two brief passages ("Discrimination" and "Mental Retardation") and five multiple-choice questions that assess vocabulary, comprehension, and analysis skills. The article is a great supplement when studying Of Mice and Men.
Argument Topic: Is Lenny mentally retarded or does he suffer from another condition?
(After students read the book, this question is a conversational activity with this nonfiction to provide a foundation for a later research assignment.)