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The Chrysanthemums

The Chrysanthemums


by John Steinbeck

The Chrysanthemums: Themes (For the Most Part) Quiz

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Q. In the world of The Chrysanthemums, a woman's role is

keeping house and looking pretty
mowing the lawn
hanging out with friends
making money
Q. Elisa's sense of dissatisfaction arises primarily from

small flowers this year
too many foggy days
failure to successfully express herself, and the failure on the part of others to fulfill her emotional needs
Henry not asking her out to dinner often enough
Q. What character breaks Elisa's isolation?

Her husband
The tinker
A new dog
Prince Charming
Q. What is the main change that Elisa undergoes?

Hair color
Q. What happens to the chrysanthemums that Elisa gives the tinker?

He eats them
He burns them
He plants them in someone's garden
He throws them into the road