1. One of the reasons Casy gives up being a minister is because
A. he cannot make a living at it.
B. he feels like a hypocrite because he preaches one thing, but he behaves differently.
C. his wife left him for another man.
D. people expect him to solve all their problems.
E. he is tired of talking.
2. The first and last chapters in this novel deal with what natural disasters?
A. a drought and an earthquake
B. a flood and an earthquake
C. a drought and a flood
D. a blizzard and a flood
E. a drought and a blizzard
3. In Chapter Two, how does Tom Joad convince the truck driver to give him a lift, despite the “NO RIDERS” sign?
A. Tom makes the driver feel guilty by stating that a “good guy” would help someone out, regardless of what his boss told him to do.
B. Tom threatens to physically harm the driver if he refuses.
C. Tom flatters the driver with compliments in order to get a ride.
D. Tom begins telling a sad story that makes the driver feel sorry for him and agree to give him a ride.
E. Tom sarcastically jokes with the driver until they become friends and the driver agrees to give Tom a ride.
4. When the Joads leave for California, who was invited but declined to go with them?
E. “ungrateful migrants.”
8. Tom would have been arrested for assaulting a deputy, except someone else takes full responsibility for the incident. That person is
A. the deputy, himself, who does not want his friends to know that an Okie beat him.
B. Uncle John, who claims he was so drunk that he did not realize what he was doing.
C. Ma, who claims that she hit the deputy with a pan, not on purpose, but by accident.
D. Jim Casy, who feels he has to do something for the family.
E. Al, who claims he is too young for jail.
9. This story takes place in the
A. early 1900s.
10. What is happening at the start of the book?
A. Homes are being taken from the farmers by the rich landowners.
B. Tornadoes and other destructive weather conditions have forced people from their homes.
C. The dry land has made it difficult for farmers to grow crops, which has resulted in starving families and no income.
D. Even though the crops are doing well, the farmers think they will make more money in California.
Page 2 of 6 E. The dry land has made it difficult for farmers to grow crops and make a living; therefore, they have begun stealing and leading a life of crime. They are running to California to flee the police.