Paradox & Oxymoron in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

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Which of the following oxymorons is used to describe the turtle's eyes in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. Which of the following oxymorons is used to describe Grandma in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. Why does the stranger who is heading back to Oklahoma from California consider being free a paradox in The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assesses what you know about the use of paradoxes and oxymorons in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll check your understanding of examples in the book to see if you were able to pick them out.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test what you remember about:

  • The oxymoron used to describe the turtle's eyes
  • How Grandma was described with an oxymoron
  • Why being free is a paradox to the stranger that is heading back to Oklahoma from California
  • What the land owners do with the fruit that is not harvested

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the oxymoron used to describe Grandma
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what the land owners do with the fruit that is not harvested
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the paradox Pa faces when he starts bathing daily

Additional Learning

There is a full account of this topic in the lesson, Paradox & Oxymoron in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning. In this lesson, you'll learn more about:

  • Defining oxymoron
  • The oxymoron of the preacher whistling
  • What a paradox is
  • What the Okie returning home says about California
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