Biblical Allusions & References in The Grapes of Wrath


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What is an allusion?

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1. What is California an allusion for in The Grapes of Wrath?

2. What event in The Grapes of Wrath alludes to the cleansing of the evil in Genesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer quiz questions on the Bible in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet/quiz. Subjects on the quiz include what an allusion is and how California is an allusion in the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you understand about these key points:

  • An allusion to the cleansing of evil
  • The character who closely resembled Job from the Bible
  • A person in the book who alludes to Jesus Christ

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of allusion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Bible in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of allusion and how it's connected to the various characters in the book

Additional Learning

Learn more about the topic via the lesson called Biblical Allusions & References in The Grapes of Wrath. The following concepts will be studied:

  • Quick background of the book's storyline
  • Why Steinbeck used allusions in the novel
  • What the Dust Bowl was
  • The allusion to the Bible of people seeking work in California
  • Tom Joad as the prodigal son
  • Rose of Sharon's baby as Moses on the river