The Grapes of Wrath: Plot & Structure Analysis


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Which of the following is NOT an element of Freytag's pyramid?

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1. In The Grapes of Wrath, the Joads' arrival at the California orchards corresponds with which element of Freytag's pyramid?

2. The denouement in The Grapes of Wrath:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the plot of The Grapes of Wrath. You'll review Freytag's pyramid and connect the plot elements to corresponding events in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet examines your understanding of:

  • The elements of Freytag's pyramid
  • What element the Joads' arrival at the California orchards corresponds with Freytag's pyramid
  • The part of the story that marks the denouement
  • What is included in the exposition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember the different elements of Freytag's pyramid
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you were able to pick out what is included in the exposition of this work
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what part of the plot the Joads' journey to California is included in

Additional Learning

If you would like to uncover more information about this topic, you can read the accompanying lesson, The Grapes of Wrath: Plot & Structure Analysis. This lesson offers additional insight into:

  • Which element comes first in Freytag's pyramid
  • Defining rising action
  • The event that happens at the top of the pyramid
  • What a falling action is defined by
  • The resolution of the story