Motifs in The Grapes of Wrath


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Motifs are like _____ in literature.

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1. What is one of the reasons Ma likes to keep the family together?

2. Why does Casy go on strike?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you comprehend about the motifs in The Grapes of Wrath. Answer questions on subjects like what motifs mean to literature and a reason for Ma wanting to keep her family close together.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will quiz you on the following:

  • The reason Casy goes on strike
  • Why Tom goes into hiding at one point in the book
  • Significance of the author having the characters depend on one another

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the motif of family in the book and how the characters express it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason Tom Joad has to go into hiding
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on motifs in The Grapes of Wrath

Additional Learning

For more on this particular topic with regard to the book, feel free to review the lesson we've called Motifs in The Grapes of Wrath. These areas will be covered to help you learn:

  • Working for the common good as a motif in the book
  • Unity of some of the characters while others drift apart
  • The additional motifs such as humanity, strength, and dignity