The Grapes of Wrath Historical Context Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Out-of-work and migrant farmers had to live in deplorable conditions known as _____.

Question 2 2. What is one way that Steinbeck prepared for writing The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 3 3. The Grapes of Wrath chronicles the period of time in American history known as _____.

Question 4 4. How did the Great Depression impact the farming community?

Question 5 5. Steinbeck chose to travel with a family from _____ to _____ in preparation for The Grapes of Wrath.

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Question 6 6. Which was NOT a state that was significantly affected by the Dust Bowl?

Question 7 7. Which is NOT true of the Dust Bowl?

Question 8 8. Which state was often perceived as a sort of 'promised land' for those seeking to escape the Dust Bowl?

Question 9 9. The Great Depression lasted throughout the entirety of which decade?

Question 10 10. October 29, 1929 is known as:

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Question 11 11. Why is The Grapes of Wrath not considered a historical novel?

Question 12 12. The Grapes of Wrath is a long work of fiction known as a(n) _____.

Question 13 13. The intercalary chapters help give _____ to the Joad narrative chapters.

Question 14 14. Why does Steinbeck focus on tenant farmers in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 15 15. Steinbeck describes the state of the _____ in a historically accurate fashion.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT true?

Question 17 17. Which state was NOT significantly affected by the Dust Bowl?

Question 18 18. _____ was a famous American photographer who captured the image Migrant Mother and other images depicting the Dust Bowl?

Question 19 19. The Dust Bowl time period is also sometimes called:

Question 20 20. The condition resulting from inhaling too much dust became known as:

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Question 21 21. There were negative reactions to the novel as well as positive, including the book being banned in places and sometimes _____

Question 22 22. 'The Grapes of Wrath' won both a National Book Award and a _____.

Question 23 23. In 1940, a _____ version of the novel appeared.

Question 24 24. The narrative of 'The Grapes of Wrath' is set in the 1930s on the road from Oklahoma to _____.

Question 25 25. The title of the novel comes from song lyrics found in _____.

The Grapes of Wrath Historical Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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