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The Grapes of Wrath Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In The Grapes of Wrath, what type of preacher had Jim Casy been?

Question 2 2. In chapter 8 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, Jim Casy equates himself with what Biblical figure?

Question 3 3. When Ma Joad makes dinner for her family in Chapter 20 of The Grapes of Wrath, there are other children around the tent because _____

Question 4 4. The landowners and the police in The Grapes of Wrath view the government camps _____

Question 5 5. What are examples of flat characters in the stories we discussed?

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Question 6 6. How would you define a flat character?

Question 7 7. The Great Gatsby reflects the spirit of which decade?

Question 8 8. What is the main theme common to both The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby?

Question 9 9. Transcendentalism, a theme in The Grapes of Wrath, encourages people to transcend _____ in favor of a more meaningful relationship with the universe.

Question 10 10. Given Steinbeck's interest in transcendentalism, it is not surprising that he discusses tractors and other machines in The Grapes of Wrath with _____

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Question 11 11. Why did the Joads become migrant workers in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 12 12. Why did the Joad family sell their farm in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 13 13. What event in The Grapes of Wrath alludes to the cleansing of the evil in Genesis?

Question 14 14. What is California an allusion for in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 15 15. Which of the following provides the best description of an intercalary chapter?

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Question 16 16. In chapter 7 of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck refers to the car salesman as 'neat, deadly, small intent eyes watching for weaknesses.' This is an example of what literary device?

Question 17 17. Why did the Joads have to leave the train car at the end of the novel in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 18 18. People have trouble defining the meaning of what part in the last chapter of The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 19 19. When Ma hides Tom in the mattress cave in The Grapes of Wrath, she is being _____.

Question 20 20. In The Grapes of Wrath, Ma uses empiricism to make what conclusion?

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Question 21 21. How does Steinbeck show that the family isn't totally destitute at the end of the story?

Question 22 22. What did Rose of Sharon's pregnancy symbolize?

Question 23 23. In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads' arrival at the California orchards corresponds with which element of Freytag's pyramid?

Question 24 24. In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads' journey from Oklahoma to California is part of the novel's

Question 25 25. 21st-century critics find what theme in John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, relevant to current events?

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Question 26 26. In 1939, what type of reader responded *most* negatively to John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 27 27. Capitalism in the Grapes of Wrath exposes the land owners as the _____

Question 28 28. Steinbeck criticizes capitalism in The Grapes of Wrath because it determines people's value based on the _____.

Question 29 29. What literary device does John Steinbeck use in The Grapes of Wrath, when first introducing the character of Jim Casy, the Preacher?

Question 30 30. In The Grapes of Wrath, Hooverville refers to _____

The Grapes of Wrath Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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