Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath: Importance & Function


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How does Tom Joad know Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. What does Tom learn from Muley in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. What does Muley tell Tom and Casy that Casy disapproves of in The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess the character of Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet and quiz combination. For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on subjects like Tom Joad's relationship to Muley Graves and what Tom learns from Muley.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about these key points:

  • Something Muley says that Casy doesn't approve of
  • What the reader gets to know from Tom's conversation with Muley
  • What the Joads leave behind for Muley

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding something the Joads give to Muley before they move
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between Muley Graves and Tom Joad

Additional Learning

Find out more about this character with the accompanying lesson called Muley Graves in The Grapes of Wrath: Importance & Function. Pay attention to these points while you study:

  • What happened to Oklahoma farmers during the Dust Bowl
  • How the Okies left for California and why
  • A decision made by Muley Graves during this time
  • Which characters represent unity and family as themes in the book
  • Muley's personal changes as his options as a farmer become limited