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The Turtle from The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism, Analysis & Quotes

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The turtle in the The Grapes of Wrath serves as a metaphor for the Joad family because _____

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1. The truck that hits the turtle in the The Grapes of Wrath is a metaphor for the people who seek to harm the migrant families, because _____

2. The red ant in the The Grapes of Wrath causes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about the turtle in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet and interactive quiz. Questions will assess you on key points like how the turtle is representative of the Joad family and what the truck that hits the turtle means as a metaphor in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to gauge what you know about the following:

  • How the red ant affects the turtle
  • What happens when Tom Joad comes across the turtle
  • The turtle's reaction to the seeds of oats

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the turtle in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Tom Joad interacts with the turtle
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the turtle in the book and how it's connected to the Joad family as a metaphor for their survival

Additional Learning

Review the study lesson called The Turtle from The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism, Analysis & Quotes for more on these concepts:

  • The obstacles the turtle comes across in the road
  • The significance of the turtle carrying his home on his back
  • A constant struggle that the turtle endures
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