Uncle John in The Grapes of Wrath: Physical Description & Character Analysis

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What is the root of Uncle John's shame?

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1. Uncle John jumps over a _____ bush in Chapter 4.

2. What does Uncle John do that makes Tom think he's crazy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz will ask you a handful of questions about the character, Uncle John, from The Grapes of Wrath. To pass the quiz, you'll need to answer questions about Uncle John's actions, feelings and interactions with other characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will challenge you to:

  • Recognize the underlying cause of Uncle John's shame
  • Name the type of bush that Uncle John jumps over in Chapter 4
  • Determine why Tom thinks Uncle John is crazy
  • Remember what happens to Uncle John's appetites
  • Recall what Uncle John does to Rose of Sharon's stillborn baby

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Uncle John to recognize the source of his shame
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw the most important information from the related literary character lesson
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Uncle John's actions throughout the novel

Additional Learning

Uncle John in The Grapes of Wrath: Physical Description & Character Analysis is a related lesson that provides more information on this literary character. After studying this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Learn how author John Steinbeck describes Uncle John's physical appearance
  • Analyze quotes about Uncle John
  • Understand how Uncle John is affected by his emotions
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