The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 20 Summary


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In chapter twenty of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, the Joad family comes across a settlement of makeshift tents and lodgings. What name is given to this settlement?

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1. A new Chevy arrives in the settlement where the Joads are staying. Why does Floyd confront the man who asks if anyone wants work, as described in chapter twenty of The Grapes of Wrath?

2. As Steinbeck uses the term in chapter twenty of The Grapes of Wrath, what is meant by the word 'red'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of the quiz/worksheet combo is to check your knowledge of events and characters that are covered in chapter 20 from The Grapes of Wrath. The meaning of red and the type of settlement in this chapter are some topics you'll see when you take the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these materials is to check your comprehension of:

  • The obstacle that the Joads face
  • Person who prevents Tom from going to jail
  • Type of settlement that the Joads arrive at
  • Why Floyd confronts the man who asks if anyone wants work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on chapter 20 from The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of red as described in this chapter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the reason Floyd confronts the man asking if anyone wants work and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

See what more you can learn by going through the lesson called The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 20 Summary. Use this lesson to:

  • Determine which events are causing problems for the Joads
  • See what attracts the children to Ma's tent
  • Understand how this chapter ends