Animals in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols, Imagery & Quotes


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What does the bee in The Grapes of Wrath symbolize?

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1. What does the grasshopper best symbolize in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. In The Grapes of Wrath, which of the following animals manages to survive after the displacement of the Joads by learning not to trust others, but to fend for itself?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will test your recollection of the animals in The Grapes of Wrath. The quiz consists of five short multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Confirm your knowledge of the following:

  • Symbolism attached to the bee and the grasshopper
  • Animals that survive after displacement of the Joads
  • Pa's reaction to the death of the family dog
  • How Ruthie and Winfield feel about slaughtering the pigs

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about animals in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the bee symbolizes

Additional Learning

To continue your studies, be sure to review the related lesson titled Animals in The Grapes of Wrath: Symbols, Imagery & Quotes. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • What happened to the grasshopper
  • What Ruthie said about pigs
  • The driver's interaction with the bee