The Grapes of Wrath Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say that the owners followed by importing "slaves" in Chapter 19?

2. In what type of housing unit do the Joads live while working cotton in Chapter 28?

3. Jim Casy says in Chapter 18, "I ain't tryin' to preach no sermon, but I never seen nobody that's busy as a prairie dog collectin' stuff that wasn't" what (207)?

4. What does the narrator describe as the only two punishments for breaking the unspoken laws within the migrant camps in Chapter 17?

5. To whom did California once belong, according to the narrator in Chapter 19?

Short Essay Questions

1. What amenties are provided at the Weedpatch camp and how do the Joads respond to finding these amenities?

2. What do the migrant and his son ask for at the diner in Chapter 15? What do they receive?

3. Who are the scientists that are described in Chapter 25?

4. How do the farm owners benefit from the masses of the arriving Okies?

5. Who are the Joads' neighbors in Chapter 28? How are they described?

6. How do the migrant societies entertain themselves, according to the narrator in Chapter 23?

7. How is the Joads' new home described in Chapter 28?

8. What does "Hooverville" refer to in the text and historically?

9. How is the system of law and order developed among the migrant camps according to the narrator in Chapter 17?

10. Where is the Weedpatch camp located and how do the Joads find it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze the character of Jim Casy in the novel. Why did Casy stop preaching? Where does he first encounter Tom? Why does Casy go west along with the Joads?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the symbolism of the tractors described in the novel. What do the tractors represent? What themes do they relate to in The Grapes of Wrath? How and why do the tractors replace the farmers?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the settings of "Hoovervilles" across California. Why were these camps given that name? How is the Hooverville described that the Joads encounter in Bakersfield? What are their perceptions of the camp?

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