The Grapes of Wrath American Dream Quotes


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What kind of statement does John Steinbeck make about the American Dream in The Grapes of Wrath?

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1. What prompted the Joads to travel to California?

2. What fuels Pa Joad's hope for a better life out west?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help gauge your knowledge of the American Dream concept in The Grapes of Wrath. Why the Joads traveled to California and why Pa wants a better life out west are some topics covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can see just how much you know about:

  • Traits exemplified by the American Dream
  • The historical work that Steinbeck draws upon when writing about the Joads' journey west
  • Why the Joads travel to California
  • A statement made by Steinbeck regarding the American Dream in this book

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what fuels Pa's hopes and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the American Dream in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why the Joads travel to California and what historical work their journey references

Additional Learning

The Grapes of Wrath American Dream Quotes is a lesson you can use any time you want to review more about this novel. Topics in the lesson include:

  • The meaning of the American Dream
  • Characteristics of California in this book
  • Obstacles the Joads must overcome
  • What the Dust Bowl was