Why were so many people standing beside the road yelling as the Joads entered the peach farm?
A) They were trying to get jobs on the peach farm.
B) They were protesting the treatment of the workers there.
C) They were trying to start fights with the police.
D) They were selling peach pies and preserves.
After the Joads leave the peach farm, they decide to go to a cotton farm. What does Tom do so he will not be arrested for his crime?
A) leaves the state
B) stays at the peach farm
C) disguises himself so he won't be recognized
D) hides out in the woods
Who does Tom find camped out near the peach farm?
A) Muley Graves
B) Jim Casy
C) Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
The following description is included at the end of the scene with Ma at the camp store. Why do you think Steinbeck included this seemingly unimportant detail?
A plump tortoise-shell cat leaped up on the counter and stalked lazily near to [the man at the counter]. It rubbed sideways against his arms, and he reached out with his hand and pulled it against his cheek. The cat purred loudly, and the tip of its tail jerked back and forth.
A) Steinbeck liked cats and included them as often as possible in his writing.
B) It is ironic that the cat is well-fed, lazy, and happy when Ma is spending all of the family's hard-earned money to buy one meal.
C) The cat is a symbol of hope for the family.
D) This is foreshadowing that the cat will attack the Joad family in the future.
Why does the family decide they need to leave the Weedpatch camp?
A) They don't have much food left and can't find work.
B) They got into a fight with some of their neighbors there.
C) They wanted to give their spot to a family who needed it more than they did.
D) They don't like it any more.
What does Casy try to convince Tom to do back at the peach farm?
A) mind his own business and pick peaches
B) start a fight with the guards
C) recruit others to stop working and join the strike
D) bargain with the boss to get higher wages
What two events occur in chapter 26 which further complicate the family's life?
A) Jim Casy kills a man.
B) Tom hits -- and possibly kills -- a man.
C) Tom leaves the family.
D) Jim Casy is killed.