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The Grapes of Wrath: Historical Significance & Impact on Society

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The narrative of 'The Grapes of Wrath' is set in the 1930s on the road from Oklahoma to _____.

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1. The title of the novel comes from song lyrics found in _____.

2. There were negative reactions to the novel as well as positive, including the book being banned in places and sometimes _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assesses your understanding of the impact that The Grapes of Wrath had on society and its historical importance. You'll review the negative reactions as well as the awards for this book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to test what you know about:

  • The setting of the story
  • Where the title of the book is taken from
  • Examples of negative reactions to the novel
  • How the novel was adapted in 1940

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what the setting of the story is
  • Making connections - ensure you understand which song lyrics the book's title is drawn from and why
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about the awards The Grapes of Wrath received

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this topic in the provided lesson, The Grapes of Wrath: Historical Significance & Impact on Society. In this lesson, you'll find more details about:

  • What was happening in the U.S. at the time of the book
  • The ideal California versus the reality
  • Steinbeck's express intention in writing this book
  • Why the book is used in schools today
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