to scatter, disperse
indirect suggestion or hint (sometimes in a derogatory way)
preoccupied with depressing or painful thoughts
the highest point of state; apex
to affect with sharp irritation, especially by wounded pride
uncultivated (usually in reference to land); not in use or inactive
to implore urgently; beg
furtively; surreptitiously, secretly
belligerent; brutally harsh
quickly or easily irritated, usually over something trifling
the quality of exhibiting rainbow-like colors, brilliant appearance
flexible and graceful
quick and nimble
marked by extreme calm, impassivity, assurance, and steadiness
ill-tempered and disagreeable
indulging excessively in sexual activity or in lasciviousness
keen; piercing, sharp
serious, reserved, coy
observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious view; remains unmarried
foolish, silly in an obnoxious way, inane, pointless
ugly and unpleasant in disposition or temper
high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished
shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
physical strength, vigor
draining ditch; sewer
withered and wrinkled
distinguishing quality of a sound
with a varying tone; controlled sound
under a moral obligation to someone
a very poor person
narrow grooves made in the ground, especially by a plow
vibrant, vigorous, full of vitality
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; tramp
an officer whose chief function is to investigate by inquest any death not clearly resulting from natural causes
a protective covering
being shunned or ignored by the group
a young cow over one year old that has not produced a calf
bulky in figure; heavily built
intensity of forcefulness
adult female pig
an offensive term for a migrant farm worker from Oklahoma
wild, savage, untamed
uneasy of fearful about something that might happen
feeling repentant of sin
evicted from a land
untidy or unclean in appearance or habits
warlike; given to waging war; combatic
mockingly, cynically, sneeringly
dumbfounded; unaware of surroundings
reserved, distant, uninterested
dejected, gloomy, beyond consolation
humiliation of oneself, especially as a result of guilt or shame
sadly, lonesomely; forsaken
a factory where fruits are canned
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage
a baked or fried bread usually made of cornmeal
diarrhea; obtained from eating too many peaches
taken over by authority
the state or condition of being a vagrant
showing or expressing contempt of disdain; scornful
indifferently, non-excitedly, casually
to say without much expression
to restrain, immobilize
to roar and be tumultuous
book/collection of financial records
any person who takes the law into his or her hands, as by avenging a crime
invisible, noxious vapor
thoroughly wet, soaked
stinky; smelly; having a bad odor
extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn; as from hunger, weariness, or torture
City that John Steinbeck was born in
Steinbeck was influenced by Charles Darwin's idea of __________.
World War II
Steinbeck was greatly influenced by ____________, especially with his book, "The Moon is Down".
Steinbeck received the ___________ for literature in 1962, and remains one of our world's most well-known authors.
Steinbeck's political views were that he was a _______.
Salinas and Salinas Valley were nicknamed "The __________ of the World" because many agricultural products were grown in the areas.
The ____________ crash, known as "Black Tuesday", mainly caused the Great Depression.
The _________ was a time period where devastating dirt storms ravaged the Southern Plains in the 1930's to the 1940's.
Chicago, IL to Los Angeles, CA
Route 66 runs from _______, __ to ___ _______, __
Route 66 crosses _ states and _ time zones
The Mother Road
Nickname for Route 66
a used car being sold to people traveling west
a young pig
______: "Road is full a people, come in, use water, dirty up the toilet, an' then, by God, they'll steal stuff..."
____: "I don' know whether he was good or bad, but that don't matter much. He was alive, an' that's what matters. An' now he's dead, an' that don't matter."
____: "Grampa didn't die tonight. He died the minute you took 'im off the place."
_____: "If I get sick again, you got to go on an' get there. We ain't a-goin' to burden."
______: "Oh-them. Well, no-them's two for a penny."
"_____ gonna get a job in a store or maybe a fact'ry. An' he's gona study at home, maybe radio, so he can git to be an expert an' maybe later have his own store. An' we'll go to pitchers whenever."
_______: "Come on an' whup me. Jus' try it. But I ain't a-goin'; or if I fo, you ain't never gonna get no sleep...I'll slap ya with a stick a stove wood."
__________: "Burn the goddamn place down, for all I care...Know what that son-of-a-bi*** done? He come by an' he got on white pants. An' he says, 'Come on, le's go out to my yacht.' By God, I'll whang him some day!"
_______: "You know how it is, Tom. You know how the folks are nice to me. But they don't really care for me...I'm a-gonna go now, Tom - down the river."
_______: "Twicet now I've fell for that...'F he wants to hire men, let him hire 'em an' write out an' say what he's gonna py. Ast ta see his license. He ain't allowed to contract men without a license."
_______: "I kep' her out to get drunk. I knowed they was gonna come a time when I got to get drunk, when I'd get to hurtin' inside so I got to get drunk. Figgered time wasn't yet, an' then - the preacher went and give 'imself up to save Tom...Come a time when I could a did somepin an' took the big sin off my soul"
_____: "Well, if you see a young snot-nose name' Connie, looks a little bit like a coyote, tell 'im to go to hell."
_______: "I'm a helpin' Jesus watch the goin'-on...You take heed. I warned you. You take heed a that pore chile in your belly an' keep outa sin."
________: "We're a-goin' to that dance, an' we're a-gonna set there an' watch. If anybody says to come dance - why, I'll say you ain't strong enough. I'll say you're poorly. An' you can hear the music an' all like that."
Chairman of the Central Committee
______: "Take a man, he can get worried an' worried, an' it eats out his live, an' purty soon he'll jus' lay down and die with his heart et out. Pa, he dodn't say nothin', but he's mad now. He'll show me down. He's awright."
_______: "I'll save up an' then I'm goin' in a town an' get me a job in a garage. Live in a room an' eat in restaurants. Go to the movin' pitchers ever da** night."
_______: "Doin' a dirty thing like this. Shames ya, don't it?"
______: "...after we eat, I'm a-gonna walk out an' see what all the fuss is outside this gate. It's been a-workin' on me."
The ranch that the Joads stay at to pick peaches.
Al plans to marry...
_______: "Goes, 'Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. for if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow, but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.'"
______: "Use' ta be the fambly was fust. It ain't so now. It's anybody."
Camp manager of Weedpatch Camp
Chairman of Entertainment at Weedpatch Camp