The Grapes of Wrath Book Awards


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When was the Pulitzer Prize established?

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1. When was the National Book Award established?

2. What National Book Award category did John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath win?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you understand about accolades in The Grapes of Wrath with this worksheet/quiz. Answer questions on subjects like when the Pulitzer Prize was first established and when the National Book Award came into being.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on these topics:

  • The category of the National Book Award won by John Steinbeck for The Grapes of Wrath
  • How challenging it is/isn't to win the Pulitzer Prize
  • Whether or not the book was popular
  • Who can win in the novel category for the Pulitzer Prize

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award first began
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on accolades for The Grapes of Wrath
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the popularity of the text

Additional Learning

For more on the book's public reception, read the lesson named The Grapes of Wrath Book Awards. These topics will be covered for your benefit:

  • The presentation speech for the book that won the National Book Award
  • Literary genres awarded for this prize
  • Categories for the Pulitzer Prize