The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 15 Summary


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Chapter 15 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath leaves the Joad's narrative to pan out and give some historical context by focusing on more general events. This makes it one of the _____ chapters in the novel.

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1. What is the setting of Chapter 15 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath?

2. In Chapter 15 of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, which character serves as a 'contact' between the diner and its patrons?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is offered as an evaluation of your knowledge of the characters and events in chapter 15 of The Grapes of Wrath. You'll address where this chapter is set and what this chapter is used to do for the rest of the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet targets what you know about:

  • The type of chapter that leaves the regular narrative to give historical context
  • The setting of this chapter
  • Which character serves as a 'contact' between the diner and its patrons
  • What type of people are portrayed as fussy and complaining

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the setting of this chapter to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out the people who are portrayed as being fussy and complaining from what you read
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to interpret why Bill the truck driver leaves Mae a big tip

Additional Learning

You can find more information about this topic in the lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 15 Summary. In this lesson, you'll take a deeper dive into:

  • Describing the setting
  • The customers that are 'the backbone' for the diner
  • How Mae feels about the wealthier people who come by the diner
  • Mae's favorite customers
  • The migrants who stop in the diner