Black Sunday and Dust Bowl Disaster
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Why did the Okies move to California?

    answer choices

    They wanted to see movie stars.

    They lost their jobs in Oklahoma.

    Their families lived in California

    They were escaping the dust bowl.

  • Question 2
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    What was one cause of the dust storms?

    answer choices

    Hurricanes

    Drought

    Planting gardens

    Greedy people

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    True or False: Songs are considered an artform.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 4
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    Q.

    What does impoverished mean?

    answer choices

    bitterness

    poor

    wealthy

    discouraged

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
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    Katie wasn't chosen for class president even though she gave the better speech. She feels demoralized. What does she mean?

    answer choices

    She feels bitter and angry.

    She feels depressed and lonely.

    She feels excited and optimistic.

    She feels depressed and discouraged.

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
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    Why was "Black Sunday" no ordinary day?

    answer choices

    It was one of the worst disasters in Texas and Oklahoma.

    People didn't see the dust storm coming.

    People had to sell their belongings.

    People had to move to California.

  • Question 7
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    What did the farmer in The Grapes of Wrath mean when he said, "Well take it - all junk - and give me five dollars. You're not buying only junk, you're buying junked lives."

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    This junk represents their ruined lives.

    You're dumb for buying a bunch of junk.

    Those who buy others junk have little meaning in their lives.

    Our lives will be better without this junk.

  • Question 8
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    Why do the Okies burn their belongings at the end of The Grapes of Wrath?

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    They needed to stay warm.

    They didn't want anyone else to have their things.

    They couldn't take them to Virginia.

    They were frantic to leave.

  • Question 9
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    What does the word toil mean?

    answer choices

    play

    work

    sleep

    talk

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
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    True or False: The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl happened at the same time.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 11
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    Why did the author of The Grapes of Wrath repeat the word bitterness over and over in the excerpt?

    answer choices

    He wanted the reader to understand how depressed and angry the farmers were to have to give up and move to California.

    He wanted the reader to understand that the people were worthless because they had to move to California.

    He wanted the reader to know that there was hope for the farmers in California.

    He wanted the reader to realize that dreams can come true if we keep trying.

  • Question 12
    30 seconds
    Q.

    What was the date of the dust storm in "Black Sunday?"

    answer choices

    August 14, 1925

    August 14, 1935

    August 14, 1945

    August 14, 1955

  • Question 13
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    Why did the tenant farmers "sift their belongings and the belongings of their fathers and of their grandfathers?"

    answer choices

    They were looking for valuables to sell so they could pay for the move.

    They had lost some things that were important to them.

    They had to decide what to take and what to leave behind when they moved.

    They needed to give their grandfathers back the things that belonged to them.

  • Question 14
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    True or False: The farmer in The Grapes of Wrath believes that the people who buy his belongings will have better luck than he did.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 15
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    True or False: The farmer in The Grapes of Wrath believes that the people who buy his belongings will suffer just like he did.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 16
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    True or False: The farmers were prepared for the dust storm on Black Sunday.

    answer choices

    True

    False

  • Question 17
    30 seconds
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    What does the word ruthless mean?

    answer choices

    competitive

    bitter

    cruel

    compassionate

  • Question 18
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    Which text evidence supports the fact that the farmers were discouraged about having to move?

    answer choices

    In the little houses the tenant people sifted their belongings and the belongings of their fathers and of their grandfathers.

    Right up the sides of the trailer, and the kids can set in the trailer, and granma on a mattress

    And the children—if Sam takes his Indian bow an’ his long roun’ stick, I get to take two things.

    This land, this red land, is us; and the flood years and the dust years and the drought years are us. We can’t start again.

  • Question 19
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    In The Grapes of Wrath, what does the farmer say they must take with them when they move?

    answer choices

    wagon

    horse

    pots

    rifle

  • Question 20
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    What do the things the farmer is selling represent?

    answer choices

    farming

    junk

    memories

    money

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