The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Money, Wealth & Banks


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Banks are compared to monsters in The Grapes of Wrath because _____.

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1. When landowners are evicting sharecroppers in The Grapes of Wrath, they blame the banks in part to _____.

2. In The Grapes of Wrath, if you need help, you go to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet evaluates your understanding of how wealth and banks are represented in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll check your knowledge of how banks are portrayed in the book and how money affects farming.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet was created to test what you know about:

  • Why banks are compared to monsters
  • The reason landowners blame the banks when they evict sharecroppers
  • Where to go if you need help in the story
  • The effects of large amounts of money in farming

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to draw out why landowners blamed the banks for evicting sharecroppers
  • Making connections - use understanding of how large amounts of money impacted farming
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what men could do to prevent banks from evicting men from their lands

Additional Learning

You will find more to learn about this topic in the lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Money, Wealth & Banks. This lesson offers an extended explanation of:

  • How the landowners spoke about the banks to their tenants
  • Steinbeck's view of money in this book
  • How the wealthy treat migrant families
  • What people are the most kind in the book