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The Grapes of Wrath Themes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1.

What literary device does John Steinbeck use in this passage from The Grapes of Wrath?

'The driver's hands could not twitch because the monster that built the tractors, the monster that sent the tractor out, had somehow got into the driver's hands, into his brain and muscle, had goggled him and muzzled him--goggled his mind, muzzled his speech, goggled his perception, muzzled his protest.'

Question 2 2. The intimate connection John Steinbeck makes between the farmer and the land in The Grapes of Wrath is a demonstration of what kind of democratic theory?

Question 3 3. Who was the antithesis of greed in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 4 4. Why were the police violent and angry at the migrant workers in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 5 5. When Tom Joad promises that he'll 'be there' when people are hungry, he means that:

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Question 6 6. In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads use the phrase 'our folks' to refer to:

Question 7 7. When Grampa dies, Pa assumes the role as head of the family with a(n) _____ attitude.

Question 8 8. One of the qualities that makes Tom a strong leader is that he is _____

Question 9 9. Why does the boxcar scene in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath stand as a sufficient example of Communism?

Question 10 10. Jim Casy, and eventually Tom Joad, decide to strike back against the banks. As described in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, how do they do this?

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Question 11 11. What does Rose of Sharon give the starving man at the end of John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath'?

Question 12 12. Based on John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath,' what kind of economic system is capitalism?

Question 13 13. People in California often refer to the migrant workers as 'Okies,' which is understood _____

Question 14 14. Low-wage workers from other states are not the only people working the fields in California; there are also _____

Question 15 15. What main obstacle stands in the way of the Joads achieving the American Dream in The Grapes of Wrath?

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Question 16 16. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does California represent?

Question 17 17. What does Ma think might have changed the family's circumstances after the bank kicked them out of their home?

Question 18 18. What do the prisoners unify against while Casy is in prison?

Question 19 19. The Joads willingness to share what they have is a symbol of _____ in The Grapes of Wrath.

Question 20 20. What does Rose of Sharon give the dying man?

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Question 21 21. What do the banks feed on for survival?

Question 22 22. Why can't farmers pay the bank?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a theme of The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements about The Grapes of Wrath is NOT true:

Question 25 25. When the bank realizes they can make more profit by using tractors, what do they do with the sharecroppers in The Grapes of Wrath?

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Question 26 26. Why did Tom Joad kill Herb Turnbull in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 27 27. In this example from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, what literary device does the author use to compare a tractor to an insect: 'The tractors came over the roads and into the fields, great crawlers moving like insects, having the incredible strength of insects.'

Question 28 28. What did the banks start using instead of farmers in The Grapes of Wrath?

Question 29 29. In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads survive their difficult journey by:

Question 30 30. The Joad family operates according to a _____ structure, in which males hold most of the power and authority.

The Grapes of Wrath Themes Chapter Exam Instructions

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