Satire in The Grapes of Wrath: Meaning & Examples


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Which group is the main object of satire in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. In general, as in The Grapes of Wrath in particular, a writer creates satire primarily by _____.

2. All of the following are targets for satire in The Grapes of Wrath EXCEPT

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about satire in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath with this study quiz and worksheet. For the quiz, you'll be answering questions on specifics like the group in the book that is the primary object of satire and how satire is expressed in the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to find out what you know about:

  • Things that are satirized in the novel
  • The audience for the book
  • Why the author used satire

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on satire in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about aspects of the characters that are satirized in the book and why the author used this literary technique
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the group the author satirizes the most

Additional Learning

For more on the author's use of satire, review the accompanying lesson titled Satire in The Grapes of Wrath: Meaning & Examples. You'll be taught about these study points, in particular:

  • What satire is
  • Some examples of satire in modern television
  • How the author satirizes the bad taste of one of his main characters
  • What 'dialect' means