Preacher Jim Casy in The Grapes of Wrath: Description, Analysis & Death


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Jim Casy thinks about sin quite a bit in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Which sin afflicts him?

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1. As he mentions to Tom Joad in Steinbeck's The Grape of Wrath, how does Jim Casy define sin?

2. Jim Casy mentions in The Grapes of Wrath that he always observes people. Where does he come into contact with the greatest number of people?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to assess what you remember about Jim Casy in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll review your understanding of who he is and what happens to him in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test what you know about:

  • Jim Casy's sin
  • How Jim Casy defines sin
  • Where Jim Casy comes in contact with the most people
  • Jim's occupation after jail

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the sin that impacted Jim Casy the most
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret why Jim Casy is killed
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you were able to pick out what Jim Casy did as an occupation after jail

Additional Learning

There is a complete overview of this character in the provided lesson, Preacher Jim Casy in The Grapes of Wrath: Description, Analysis and Death. In this lesson, you'll find a deeper discussion of:

  • Jim Casy's physical characteristics
  • What Jim tells Tom Joad about his sin
  • Jim's words to Tom about prayer
  • How Jim's character brings people together