John Steinbeck: Grapes of Wrath and Other Works


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Which of the following is John Steinbeck's non-fiction account of his journey across America in 1960?

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1. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Tom Joad conclude he is destined to be?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about many of the characters in Steinbeck's works?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of The Grapes of Wrath and other works by John Steinbeck. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on regard Tom Joad's character in The Grapes of Wrath as well as recurring themes in Steinbeck's works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Steinbeck's nonfiction travelogue of 1960
  • Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Recurring themes in Steinbeck's work
  • Steinbeck's novel that includes significant Biblical imagery

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the The Grapes of Wrath and other works by Steinbeck
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Steinbeck's writing from a different perspective
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding similarities in themes among Steinbeck's works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a sequel to one of Steinbeck's famous novels

Additional Learning

To learn more about John Steinbeck, review the accompanying lesson on Grapes of Wrath & Other Steinbeck. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate a brief biography of John Steinbeck
  • Know the basic plot of The Grapes of Wrath
  • Identify at least three themes common to most of Steinbeck's narratives
  • List at least five of Steinbeck's major works besides The Grapes of Wrath and tell at least one theme from each of them