Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath


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The title of The Grapes of Wrath is an allusion to which of the following?

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1. Tom confuses the book The Winning of Barbara Worth with Scripture. What theme does this book share with The Grapes of Wrath?

2. Which of the following books does Pa confuse with Scripture in The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many allusions in the novel The Grapes of Wrath. This quiz will ask you to define this literary term and answer questions regarding the novel's examples of allusion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Recognize the allusion that the novel's title refers to
  • Understand the theme that The Grapes of Wrath shares with The Winning of Barbara Worth
  • Remember the book that Pa confuses with Scripture
  • Know what Karl Marx, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine have in common
  • Define the term ''allusion''

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - connect a theme from The Grapes of Wrath to the book The Winning of Barbara Worth''
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of the novel's title
  • Defining key concepts - define the literary term ''allusion''

Additional Learning

To see more examples of this literary device in the novel, review the related lesson, Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath. Studying this lesson can help you:

  • Name the author of The Winning of Barbara Worth
  • Learn what the narrator talks about in chapter 14
  • Describe the effect that allusions can have on readers