Greed & Selfishness in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning


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What did the banks start using instead of farmers in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. Who was the antithesis of greed in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. Who in The Grapes of Wrath leaves the Joads because of selfishness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet quickly tests what you know about the expression of greed and selfishness in The Grapes of Wrath. You will need to identify different ways characters showed their selfishness throughout this novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see what you remember about:

  • The bank's plans for the land after evicting the farmers
  • Characters held up as the antithesis of greed
  • The reason California advertised all over the country for workers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the source of the police's anger and violence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who leaves the Joads because of their selfishness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different plans carried out by both the banks in Oklahoma and the Californians because of their greed

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this famous American novel, review the lesson titled Greed & Selfishness in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning. This lesson will help explain:

  • The major weather event that set everything in motion
  • Different ways the migrants were turned away from the California border
  • The gas station owner's fears and actions