The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Migrant Workers, Okies & Migration


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In Chapter 19 of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck compares the migration into California as a series of waves, because _____

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1. In Chapter 21 of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck lists several factors that changed the migrants, including hunger, constant travel, and _____

2. With respect to economic forces and the circumstances surrounding migration in The Grapes of Wrath, migrants are often described as _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge of quotes related to the migrant workers from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. You'll be asked how the migrant workers are described in the novel, as well as how the townspeople feel about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Remember why Steinbeck compares the California migration to waves in Chapter 19
  • Recognize the factors that changed the migrants, as stated in Chapter 21
  • Understand how migrants are often described in the novel
  • Describe how the townspeople's attitude toward the migrant workers changes
  • Assess the meaning of the term ''Okie''

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Grapes of Wrath to determine how migrant workers are often described in the novel
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of the term ''Okie''
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw the most important information from the related migrant worker quotes lesson

Additional Learning

Analyze more quotes about migrant workers from the novel by checking out the related lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Migrant Workers, Okies & Migration. After studying this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Understand what most of the novel focuses on
  • Analyze a quote from Chapter 18 regarding the Okies
  • Learn the historical reasons behind the mass migration to California