Allegory in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning


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What are two kind of allegories Steinbeck uses in the Grapes of Wrath?

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1. The second driver in Chapter 3 of the Grapes of Wrath swerves to _____ the turtle.

2. What does the death of the Joad's dog symbolize in The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and workshet offers the opportunity to test what you remember about the allegories presented in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll review your understanding of the allegories and their significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to revisit what you know about:

  • Two kinds of allegory Steinbeck uses in the book
  • How the second driver interacts with the turtle
  • The symbolism in the death of the Joad family's dog
  • What the main religious allegory in the story is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out the two kinds of allegory Steinbeck uses from what you read in the book
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the symbolism in the death of the Joads's dog
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what the Weedpatch Camp represents in the story

Additional Learning

If you would like to read about this topic in greater detail, you can look in the lesson, Allegory in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning. This lesson covers more inight into:

  • Defining allegory
  • What the Dust Bowl was
  • The purpose of the story about the turtle
  • The allegory of death on the road
  • Who the Joads were in the religious allegory