The Grapes of Wrath Government Quotes


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What does the Joad family government meet beside the truck to discuss in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. What is the primary reason the government expanded and raised taxes during the Great Depression according to The Grapes of Wrath?

2. All of the following are rights of the people who are living in the migrant camps in The Grapes of Wrath EXCEPT for which?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions related to the government in the book The Grapes of Wrath. The quiz topics will include key points such as what is discussed by the Joad family government and the reason the federal government raised taxes during the Great Depression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz/worksheet to find out what you comprehend of:

  • The rights of those living in migrant camps
  • Some of the rules in those camps
  • A consequence of breaking the rules there

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on government in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about people in the migrant camps and the rules in the camps
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens when somebody breaks those rules
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the government in the book and how it's connected to the Great Depression

Additional Learning

More information about a particular aspect of the book is available from the lesson called The Grapes of Wrath Government Quotes. Follow along via these points of interest:

  • The concept of social governance in everyday life
  • Definition of government
  • What 'family government' means according to the author's description of the Joad family
  • How the policies of the federal government change during the Great Depression