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The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 9 Summary

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In The Grapes of Wrath the tenants sell off their farming equipment and tools and plan to move west. What necessitates this action?

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1. Steinbeck describes a man attempting to sell his two horses during The Grapes of Wrath. The man tells an anecdote about what to help sell the horses for a good price?

2. Steinbeck uses the story about the man and horses to great effect in chapter nine of The Grapes of Wrath. For what purpose does he include this story?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will help you measure your knowledge of chapter 9 of The Grapes of Wrath. You will need to discuss the emotions and actions of the characters in this chapter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll make sure you know about:

  • The reason the tenants are selling their farming equipment
  • Symbolism in the dust kicked up by the tenants
  • The meaning behind the story of the man and the horses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the importance Steinbeck places on the dust
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the tenants don't want to leave behind books or photographs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the man's purpose in telling the story about his horses and why it is important to the story

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about the events of this chapter, review the lesson titled The Grapes of Wrath Chapter 9 Summary. It will help explain:

  • The declining spirits of the men
  • Items that the tenants always bring along
  • The advantage the buyers have over the tenants
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