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Author's Narrative Style in The Grapes of Wrath

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What did using the novel form for 'The Grapes of Wrath' allow Steinbeck to do?

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1. Steinbeck's detailed language in 'The Grapes of Wrath' provides a _____ experience.

2. What do we mean when we say Steinbeck's narrative style in 'The Grapes of Wrath' was detail oriented?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions on Steinbeck's use of language and description in his classic work The Grapes of Wrath. The quiz will ask you about the experience he wants the reader to have, his use of detail, and other important information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on:

  • What kind of experience Steinbeck's use of language gives the reader
  • Why we refer to his style as detail-oriented
  • His purpose for including intercalary chapters

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of The Grapes of Wrath to explain how the author shows the reader the depths of Ma's exhaustion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what using the novel form enables Steinbeck to do
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why he added the intercalary chapters

Additional Learning

If you'd like to find out more, work through the lesson titled Author's Narrative Style in The Grapes of Wrath. When you finish, you should be able to:

  • Tell how long The Grapes of Wrath is
  • Identify the Joads' destination
  • Explain what a ''green bayonet'' is
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