The Grapes of Wrath Realism Quotes


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What is realism in literature, specifically in the Grapes of Wrath?

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1. How is social realism used in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. What kind of crops fight against the wind in Chapter 1 of The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of what realism in literature is and how it relates to The Grapes of Wrath. You'll review what you remember about examples of realism from the book as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to check your understanding of:

  • What realism in literature means
  • How to describe the social realism in the story
  • The crops that fight against the wind
  • What the tenant farmers depend on for their survival

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out the social realism used in this book
  • Information recall - see if you can recall what tenant farmers depended on for their survival
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about what the Great Depression was

Additional Learning

If you would like to review this topic in more depth, you can read the provided lesson, The Grapes of Wrath Realism Quotes. This lesson offers more information about:

  • How realism affects the reader in this book
  • What Steinbeck had intended with this novel
  • The symbolism of what Mae does in the story
  • How realism was depicted among the tenant farmers