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The Chrysanthemums

The Chrysanthemums


by John Steinbeck

The Chrysanthemums: Quiz 5: The Violets Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Chrysanthemums? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does the tinker fix for fifty cents?

Dents in two pots
Broken hearts
Broken cars
Q. What are "planting hands"?

Hands that plant
Hands that seem to know how to garden
A description of how serial killers garden
Green fingers
Q. What does Elisa say it will be "enough" to do?

Drink some beer
Go to the fights
Kill Batman (it's simple)
Drink some wine at dinner
Q. What is the tinker trying to find?

True love
A better wagon
The Los Angeles highway
His lost puppy
Q. Why does Elisa touch the tinker's trouser leg?

He is stepping on her chrysanthemums
She is overcome with emotion
She offers to mend a hole in his trousers
She wants to check out the fabric