Why Did John Steinbeck Write The Grapes of Wrath?


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How did the Great Depression impact the farming community?

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1. What is one way that Steinbeck prepared for writing The Grapes of Wrath?

2. Out-of-work and migrant farmers had to live in deplorable conditions known as _____.

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Go through the quiz and worksheet to gauge your understanding of The Grapes of Wrath. How the author prepared to write this novel and the effects of the Great Depression are on the quiz.

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You can take the quiz to check your comprehension of:

  • The period of The Grapes of Wrath
  • Conditions in which out-of-work and migrant farmers had to live
  • How the Great Depression impacted the farming community
  • How Steinbeck prepared for writing this novel

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about where Steinbeck traveled to prepare for this novel
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the effects of the Great Depression and interpret it correctly

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  • Awards that Steinbeck received for The Grapes of Wrath
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