Irony in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes


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Which type of irony does Floyd Knowles use during the following statement?

'You stay out here a little while, an' if you smell any roses, you come let me smell, too.'

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1. Which of the following definitions best describes dramatic irony?

2. Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony from The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine how much you know about the use of irony in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet and quiz. Answer questions on key points like irony used by Floyd Knowles and how to define dramatic irony.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these areas of study:

  • Example of dramatic irony in the book
  • How to describe situational irony
  • The flood at the end of the book

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on irony in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the end of the book expresses irony via the flood
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific examples of irony involving the characters in the text

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Irony in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes will help you go over these concepts:

  • Background information on the book
  • Dramatic irony of Casy among the employees
  • How situational irony is used in the book