The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Homelessness & Poverty

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What much needed thing can't the family afford for Rose of Sharon?

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1. Why is Tom worried?

2. What is the Dust Bowl?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will gauge your understanding of poverty quotations from The Grapes of Wrath. To do well on the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the term 'Dust Bowl,' as well as the characters and their situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • What the family can't afford for Rose of Sharon
  • Reason Tom is worried
  • Meaning of the term 'Dust Bowl'
  • Explanation of The Great Depression
  • What empty houses represent

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Tom is worried
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what empty houses symbolize in the book and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about poverty quotations from The Grapes of Wrath

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the lesson titled The Grapes of Wrath Quotes: Homelessness & Poverty to continue your studies. You'll learn more about this topic, including:

  • How the Joad family suffered
  • Life in a California camp
  • The family's experience with malnutrition
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