Literary Naturalism in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes


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All of the following are aspects of literary naturalism EXCEPT:

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1. All of the following elements of The Grapes of Wrath are examples of naturalism EXCEPT:

2. Which of the following natural disasters causes the Joads to lose their farm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz will evaluate your understanding of literary naturalism in Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. You'll be asked several questions related to the novel's demonstration of literary naturalistic conventions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Recognize aspects of literary naturalism
  • Identify naturalistic elements that are found in the novel
  • Name the type of natural disaster that destroyed the Joad's farm
  • Remember words that John Steinbeck uses to describe the bank
  • Evaluate the concept of being guided by forces beyond one's control

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between the elements of naturalism that are and are not displayed in the novel
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of The Grapes of Wrath to remember how the bank is described
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the aspects of literary naturalism

Additional Learning

See more examples of naturalism in the novel with the related lesson, Literary Naturalism in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes. The lesson is designed to help students:

  • Know when The Grapes of Wrath was first published
  • Analyze several quotes from the novel that demonstrate aspects of literary naturalism
  • Understand how Steinbeck describes water