The Grapes of Wrath: Author, Symbols & Analysis


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What important events did The Grapes of Wrath cover?

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1. What literary technique does Steinbeck use to show meaning?

2. What event does Steinbeck use to show that the world seemed to be divided between the wealthy and the poor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz and worksheet will allow you to check your understanding of John Steinbeck's use of events and characters to represent meaningful concepts throughout The Grapes of Wrath. The quiz asks you questions about the important events covered in the novel and the literary technique used by Steinbeck to show meaning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Event that shows a division in the world between the rich and the poor
  • Significance of Rose of Sharon's pregnancy
  • How Steinbeck illustrates the family's situation at the end of the novel

Skills Practiced

These tools let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related analysis of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the literary technique used by Steinbeck and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding historical events the novel covers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about Rose of Sharon's pregnancy

Additional Learning

Study more about this American literary classic by looking at the lesson titled The Grapes of Wrath: Author, Symbols & Analysis. The lesson incorporates these objectives:

  • Identify awards the novel won
  • Review the plot of the story
  • Analyze many of the symbols
  • Understand the novel's influence on laws regarding migrant workers