War Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath


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Steinbeck uses war imagery to describe the expulsion of the farmers from their homes in Chapter 14 of The Grapes of Wrath when he compares _____.

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1. Steinbeck argues in Chapter 14 of The Grapes of Wrath that it is more worrisome when humanity no longer goes to war than when it does, because _____.

2. In The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck makes the case that difficult periods in history should be understood as _____ with respect to mankind's general progress.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to gauge your comprehension of war images in The Grapes of Wrath. For the quiz, you'll need to know about war imagery used to describe the farmers being displaced from their lives and Steinbeck's description of a society that goes to war as opposed to one that does not.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • How the author feels about challenging times in history
  • The suffering of the migrant families
  • What happens to those families when the rains come

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the author thinks about a society that doesn't go to war
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the related lesson on war imagery in The Grapes of Wrath
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the migrant families in the book and how they deal with their hardships

Additional Learning

The lesson named War Imagery in The Grapes of Wrath will teach you about these concepts:

  • Why the author uses war imagery in the book
  • The definition of imagery
  • Tension between the migrant families and the townspeople
  • How it nearly resembled a war in society