The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 18 Summary


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As described in Chapter 18 of The Grapes of Wrath, while the Joad men are bathing in the river, they encounter two strangers who use unfamiliar terminology. What do they tell the Joad men?

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1. In Chapter 18 of The Grapes of Wrath, a member of the Joad family decides not to go with them to California. Who stays behind in Arizona?

2. In Chapter 18 of The Grapes of Wrath, Ma is watching over Granma in the tent when two visitors drop by. Who were these visitors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What events happen in chapter 18 of The Grapes of Wrath? Assess your knowledge of this chapter quickly by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Information provided by the two strangers using unfamiliar terminology
  • The purpose of Ma screaming so loudly
  • Why Ma does not express relief or joy at the arrival of the rest of the family
  • The two visitors who stop by when Ma is watching Granma in the tent

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the family member who stays behind in Arizona
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on chapter 18 from The Grapes of Wrath
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Ma doesn't express relief after seeing the rest of the family and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 18 Summary is a useful lesson for learning more about this chapter, like:

  • Why daytime in Arizona is brutal
  • The trek to California
  • What Ma learns about herself