Religious Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath: Biblical & Christian


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In The Grapes of Wrath why was Route 66 a symbol for _____.

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1. In The Grapes of Wrath who does Jim Casy symbolize?

2. In The Grapes of Wrath what did the symbolism of Jim Casy and Rose of Sharon's baby have in common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Going through the quiz and worksheet, you can identify how much you know about the different religious symbols that are in The Grapes of Wrath. Symbols like Jim Casy and Route 66 are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • The symbolism of the flood of the Bible
  • How the symbolism of Jim Casy and Rose of Sharon's baby are similar
  • Why Route 66 was a symbol
  • Who Jim Casy symbolizes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on religious symbols in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the person who symbolizes Job from the Bible and his tests of faith
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Route 66 is a symbol and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Religious Symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath: Biblical & Christian is a lesson you can use if you want to complete the following objectives:

  • Determine why Steinbeck focuses a lot on religious symbols in this work
  • Review different symbolic people
  • Analyze symbolic events