The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Hunger & Starvation


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When Tom and Casy arrive on the farm to find everyone has been driven off, what does their former neighbor Muley do for them in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. What does Jim Casy suggest that Tom do to keep from getting too hungry in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. Why are the Californians afraid of the Okies in The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet revisits what you read in The Grapes of Wrath about hunger and starvation. You'll review your knowledge of the part hunger plays in the lives of the Joads as they make their way to California.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • What Muley does when Tom and Casy find everyone has been driven off the farm
  • Jim Casy's suggestion to Tom to keep from feeling too hungry
  • The reason the Californians are afraid of the Okies
  • The amount of money Timothy gets for his car

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what Jim Casy tells Tom to do to keep from getting too hungry
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about why the Californians are afraid of the Okies
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to draw out what Rosasharn does for the starving man in the barn during the flood

Additional Learning

There is a full review of this theme in the lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Hunger & Starvation. In this lesson, you'll find deeper insight into:

  • How the banks impact the sharecroppers
  • Where the Joads are when Tom gets out of jail
  • The way the landowners treat the migrant workers
  • Why Timothy sells the car
  • The boy and his sick father during the flood