Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath: Character Analysis & Characterization


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What role did women have during the 1930s?

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1. By the end of The Grapes of Wrath, what does Ma Joad become?

2. In The Grapes of Wrath, what does Ma Joad stay quiet about for the good of the family?

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This brief quiz and worksheet will assess how much you can recall about Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. For study purposes, you can print the worksheet either with or without an answer key.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will find these topics in the quiz questions:

  • Role women had during the 1930s
  • What Ma Joad becomes by the end of the novel
  • Ma Joad's silence for the good of the family
  • Reason Ma Joad tries hard to model strength and compassion
  • Pa Joad's response when Ma Joad instructs her family during the flood

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Ma Joad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ma Joad's silence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reason Ma Joad tries hard to model strength and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath: Character Analysis & Characterization. Here's a snapshot of what the lesson covers:

  • Ma Joad taking control
  • Challenges experienced by the Joad family
  • Keeping the family together
  • Men without work