The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 16 Summary


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Why is Tom angry with the campsite owner in chapter 16 of 'The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. In chapter 16 of The Grapes of Wrath, how does Ma describe Rose of Sharon's dream?

2. What does Tom tell the one-eyed man to stop doing in chapter 16 of The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test your knowledge of chapter 16 of The Grapes of Wrath. With this resource, you'll review what happens to the Joads and what their fears are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to test what you read about:

  • Why Tom is angry with the campsite owner
  • How Ma describes Rose of Sharon's dream
  • What Tom tells the one-eyed man to stop doing
  • The reason Ma insists on her plan rather than Tom's

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember why Tom is angry with the campsite owner in this chapter
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about why Ma insists they go with her plan over Tom's to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out what Casy fears about California from what you read in this chapter

Additional Learning

There is a comprehensive review of this chapter in the lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 16 Summary. In this lesson, you'll find more detail about:

  • What travel is like at the opening of the chapter
  • How Connie imagines life in California will be
  • Tom's idea of what to do with the broken down car
  • What happens to the one-eyed man after Tom and Al leave
  • The ragged man's words to Pa