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Cannery Row

Cannery Row


by John Steinbeck

Cannery Row: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Cannery Row? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Andy see when he looks into the eyes of the old Chinaman?

His pupil
An episode of Family Ties
A terrifyingly desolate landscape
His own reflection
Q. In the opening, Steinbeck compares writing the stories in Cannery Row to

Collecting flat worms
Picking a scab
Writing a letter
Q. What's one reason Mack and the boys are happy?

Hazel inherited a lot of money.
They've been accepted on American Idol.
They don't value money very highly.
It's easy to shoplift from Lee Chong's grocery.
Q. What's wrong with Henri's boat?

It's ugly.
It's been lost at sea.
It doesn't float.
It got taken over by pirates.
Q. What's the "glory and the hearth and the center" of the Palace Flophouse (7.6)?

Darling, the dog
Mack's bed
The stove
Their 50-inch flat screen TV