Technology & Tractor Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath

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The workers who are forced to leave their land in The Grapes of Wrath are angry at the tractors because _____

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1. Steinbeck, in The Grapes of Wrath, compares tractors to _____, which most people think of as being far more destructive.

2. When tractors rather than people work the land in The Grapes of Wrath, much of the _____ disappears.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo offers an evaluation of what you remember about technology and its impact on the characters in The Grapes of Wrath. You can review the type of technology presented and what the characters think about it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet assesses what you know about:

  • Why the people who leave their land are angry at the tractors
  • What tractors are compared to in the book
  • The thing that disappears when tractors rather than people work the land
  • How people without tractors look at their neighbors who start driving tractors

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of why people who leave their land are angry with tractors to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what tractors are compared to in the book
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out from your reading what Connie tells Rose of Sharon he wishes

Additional Learning

There is a comprehensive overview of this topic in the accompanying lesson, Technology & Tractor Quotes in The Grapes of Wrath. In this lesson, you will find more detail about:

  • Who benefits from the tractor
  • What the real problem was behind the tractor
  • The important connection that tractors and technology breaks
  • How people who embrace tractors are looked at by those who don't
  • An example of hindsight in the book
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