The Grapes of Wrath Floyd Knowles Quotes


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In Chapter 20 of The Grapes of Wrath, Tom meets Floyd Knowles, who is well aware of the situation in California because _____

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1. Floyd's quote in Chapter 20 of The Grapes of Wrath about a 'vagrant found dead' has a powerful effect because _____

2. Floyd warns Tom in Chapter 20 of The Grapes of Wrath that the Joads will not be settling down because _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test what you know about Floyd Knowles in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll review how Floyd is related to the story and what he has to say about the migrant situation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet checks what you remember about:

  • Why Floyd is aware of the situation in California
  • The reason what Floyd says about a vagrant that is found dead has a powerful effect
  • Why Floyd tells Tom that the Joads will not be settling down
  • What happens when a contractor tries to hire men at the camp

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out from what you read how Floyd is familiar with the situation in California
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why Floyd tells Tom he won't be settling down
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to interpret why Floyd discourages Tom from thinking about striking

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, you can learn more in the lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Floyd Knowles Quotes. In this lesson, you'll find an extensive explanation of:

  • Where Tom meets Floyd
  • What Tom says about the person who positions himself as a leader of a strike
  • How the police and landowners see migrants
  • Why Tom doesn't want to accept what Floyd has to say
  • What happens to Floyd when he speaks up
  • Who ends up going to jail