John Steinbeck Quiz

John Steinbeck wrote some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed novels of the twentieth century. Be sure you recall this quintessential American author's major themes and more by taking this eNotes quiz on the life and works of John Steinbeck. 

  1. Steinbeck attended this prestigious school but left to pursue writing:

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  2. Of the many films based on Steinbeck's work, which won two Oscars?

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  3. Which of Steinbeck's works was the first to bring him fame?

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  4. Steinbeck moved from the Salinas Valley in California to which state?

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  5. In what year was Steinbeck awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

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  6. Which character in a Steinbeck novel is modeled after his good friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts?

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  7. True or False: Steinbeck's first wife, Carol, gave him the title for The Grapes of Wrath

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  8. What job did Steinbeck take while trying to make it as a writer?

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  9. Who did Steinbeck defend during the McCarthy era trials?

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  10. Steinbeck was one of the first Americans to travel extensively to this country:

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