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John Steinbeck: life
Put the following sentences related to Steinbeck's life in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 6.

________ He started his writing career in New York.
________ He left university without a degree.
________ He went back to California.
________ He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
________ He embarked on a trip from Oklahoma to California with a group of migrant workers.
________ He was denounced in Congress for his radical social criticism.
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Key idea: wrath
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Steinbeck's wrath was addressed to people and institutions who abused power, like banks and ________.
2. He ________ the myth of the 'American dream', insisting that people were better than their sufferings.
3. He wanted his readers to get angry at those who would make them lose their ________.
4. He thought that wrath occurs when one chooses ________ over equality.
5. In Steinbeck's view, wrath is made of both revenge and ________.
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John Steinbeck: works
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The novel Cup of Gold is based upon the life of the ________ Sir Henry Morgan.
2. The first of his books published during the ________ is named The Pastures of Heaven.
3. The story The Red Pony appeared in the ________American Review.
4. The book that first brought him to public attention was ________.
5. Of Mice and Men was soon a ________ success.
6. The novel ________ was inspired by his experience with migrant workers in California.
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The Grapes of Wrath: plot
Match the names of the characters with the correct information.

1. ________ goes back home after serving in the Oklahoma state penitentiary for killing a man.
2. Tom and ________ reach Tom's home, finding it deserted because all the families have left or are leaving for California to look for work.
3. Tom and Casy find the Joads at ________'s house and decide to go to California with them.
4. ________ dies of a stroke at the first stop.
5. ________ runs away near the California line.
6. ________ dies at night in the desert.
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The Grapes of Wrath: plot
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

The Joads reach a migrant camp, Hooverville, but they cannot find a leader. There is a fight with a contractor who offers them fruit-picking work in another county, because he does not want to show them his car. The Joads leave Hooverville and move to a government camp. Then they reach a large farm, where Tom finds that Casy is the leader of a group of convicts. Casy is killed in a fight and Tom kills a farmer. When the rainy season begins, the Joad family is forced to move again, while Rose of Sharon, Tom's mother, gives birth to a dead baby. Then she feeds a boy and his rich father with the milk from her breasts.
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The Grapes of Wrath: title
Tick the words or phrases related to the title.
A: American patriotic song.
B: Wine.
C: Disillusionment.
D: Factory.
E: Environment.
F: Hymn.
G: Abolitionist.
H: Promised land.
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The Grapes of Wrath: setting
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The setting of the novel is very circumscribed, only including Oklahoma and California.
B: The events take place during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when the mid- and south-western States were seriously damaged by the Dust Bowl.
C: The farmers were afflicted by the loss of urban and international markets.
D: Unemployed workers easily succeeded in overcoming hunger.
E: The Joads lost their tenant farm in the Dust Bowl and joined thousands of other dispossessed farmers travelling towards California.
F: They associated with other people with their own codes and their leaders, who were all very generous and sympathetic.
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The Grapes of Wrath: characters
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Tom Joad can be seen as the ________ of the novel.
2. He dedicates himself to his family and does not seem concerned with the ________.
3. He loses all his outward dignity in order to ________.
4. He decides that he cannot stand the ________ of the world and adopts his friend's philosophical ideas.
5. Jim Casy is a former ________.
6. He thinks that holiness can be found on earth by ________ one's fellow humans.
7. He organises a ________ and is murdered for his role in it.
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The Grapes of Wrath: themes
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The novel follows the progress from the Joads' initial bewilderment to discontent, from discontent to hopelessness and from hopelessness to rage.
B: The characters' journey as a quest for a better land is completely new in American literature.
C: Steinbeck has a materialistic code of beliefs, which considers things more important than people.
D: In the novel the family and the idea of brotherhood acquire a destructive power.
E: Steinbeck underlines the importance of preserving self-respect to survive spiritually.
F: He claims that if man keeps the sense of injustice, he will never lose his dignity.
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The Grapes of Wrath: narrative technique
Tick the words or phrases related to the novel's narrative technique.

The story is told
A: by a first-person narrator.
B: by an anonymous narrator.
C: from different points of view.
D: from Tom's point of view.
E: from an objective point of view in the chapters dealing with the Joad family.
F: depicting individuals more than types.
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