The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad Quotes


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When Tom claims in Chapter Six of The Grapes of Wrath that he will not sleep in a cave, this is significant because _____

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1. Tom's character arc in The Grapes of Wrath involves him letting go of his ego and anger and learning to see himself as _____

2. When Floyd talks to Tom in Chapter 20 of The Grapes of Wrath and explains how badly the migrants are treated, Tom responds by _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how well you know Tom Joad quotes from The Grapes of Wrath with this self-assessment quiz. The multiple-choice quiz will ask you five questions about important quotes from Tom, as well as his character arc.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Evaluate the significance of Tom's refusal to sleep in a cave in Chapter 6
  • Recognize the nature of Tom's character arc throughout the story
  • Understand how Tom responds to Floyd's statements about the poorly treated migrant workers
  • Assess Tom's reference to Casy during his famous speech
  • Determine who Tom seems to care much about in The Grapes of Wrath

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - be sure to take away the most important information from the related character quote lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Tom Joad to answer questions about the significance of his quotes
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding Tom's character arc in the book

Additional Learning

If you want to analyze more quotes from the novel's main character, review the related lesson called The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad Quotes. After studying this lesson, you'll be able to:

  • Describe Tom's character traits
  • Understand why Tom served time in jail
  • Analyze Tom's speech from Chapter 28