The Grapes of Wrath: Dehumanization & Inhumanity


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People in California often refer to the migrant workers as 'Okies,' which is understood _____

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1. One reason that businessmen speak with such disdain about the low-wage workers is because _____

2. Low-wage workers from other states are not the only people working the fields in California; there are also _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about inhumanity in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet/quiz combination. You'll be tested on key points that include the meaning of the word 'Okies' and how the businessmen feel about the low-wage workers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out what you know about these topics:

  • Workers in California besides the low-wage earners from other states
  • Why the Farmers Association wants to disassemble the government camps
  • A reason the businessmen won't offer better wages

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on inhumanity in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the businessmen and how they treat the low-wage workers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the other workers in the state of California besides the ones who came from elsewhere in the U.S.

Additional Learning

Further your study of this novel via the lesson titled The Grapes of Wrath: Dehumanization & Inhumanity. Follow along in the lesson via these study points:

  • What 'dehumanizing' means
  • Who the foreign workers are and where they come from
  • How the characters in the text express the concept of dehumanization
  • Why it never goes away and continues to occur
  • The definition of 'inhumanity'