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The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath: Vengeful Fruit Quiz

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Q. Why was Tom Joad in jail?


He shoveled some guy.
He issued tickets for "Lameness" while impersonating a police officer.
He stole eighteen dollars.
He likes that prisoners get three square meals.
Q. Why are tenant farmers heading west?


Inspired by the Katy Perry song
Inspired by the Beach Boys song
There's rumors of work and space out west.
Tenant farming has become illegal everywhere but California.
Q. How do the Joads get Grampa to go west?


They tie him to the back of the truck.
They tell him if he doesn't go they'll throw him in the river.
They drug him up with cough medicine and toss him in the truck.
They tell him about there's a torrent of Zombies about to overrun the town.
Q. What does Noah decide?


To be king.
To live by the Colorado River.
To build some big boat and gather up pairs of animals.
To kill Tom.
Q. Why does Tom have to leave the family?


Ruthie lets people know he's a killer.
He steals from the peach farm.
Ma kicks him out for being lazy.
He's an alien.
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