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The Grapes of Wrath Literary Context Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is TRUE about many of the characters in Steinbeck's works?

Question 2 2. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

Question 3 3. Which Steinbeck's novel includes significant Biblical imagery, particularly references to Cain and Abel?

Question 4 4. Why did Tom Joad wear hob-nailed shoes in 'The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 5 5. In The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck describes the stalks of corn in the field as bayonets; what does this symbolize?

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Question 6 6. The Grapes of Wrath tells the story of the Joad Family and other migrant workers who left the Dust Bowl in the 1930's in search of work; why is the book classified as realistic fiction?

Question 7 7. All of the following elements of The Grapes of Wrath are examples of naturalism EXCEPT:

Question 8 8. The Joads lives are, to a large extent, guided by forces beyond their control. This concept is known as:

Question 9 9. The 'bank' in The Grapes of Wrath is referred to as all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. Why do the Joads (and many other families) leave Oklahoma in The Grapes of Wrath?

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Question 11 11. At what time period in history does The Grapes of Wrath take place?

Question 12 12. What crime does Tom Joad commit--twice in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 13 13. What is one of the incredible things about The Grapes of Wrath as a novel?

Question 14 14. What did the Joads' see when they looked back as they drove away from Oklahoma?

Question 15 15. What did Steinbeck draw from history when creating his world in The Grapes of Wrath?

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Question 16 16. Whose wrath is represented by grapes in the title The Grapes of Wrath and the passages that the title came from?

Question 17 17. For what historical event did Julia Howe write the ''Battle Hymn of the Republic,'' which contains the phrase ''the grapes of wrath''?

Question 18 18. In The Grapes of Wrath, what did the Joad family do that connects with the title?

Question 19 19. What is the most notable difference between John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath and John Ford's film adaptation?

Question 20 20. How many years separate the release of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and John Ford's film adaptation?

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Question 21 21. John Ford's film adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath was accused of censorship for omitting what aspect of the novel?

Question 22 22. When was the Pulitzer Prize established?

Question 23 23. What National Book Award category did John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath win?

Question 24 24. How easy is it to win a Pulitzer Prize?

Question 25 25. What organization most fervently protested John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath?

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Question 26 26. For which of the following reasons was John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath banned from libraries and schools?

Question 27 27. What is the difference between banning and challenging a controversial book?

Question 28 28. How might The Grapes of Wrath fit into the genre of realism?

Question 29 29. Classifying items that share similar content, form or technique is referred to as a/an _____.

Question 30 30. What period of time is Steinbeck's novel set in that would make it a fit for the historical fiction genre?

The Grapes of Wrath Literary Context Chapter Exam Instructions

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