SAT Subject US History Practice Question 368: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 368

79. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck describes the fortunes of a family forced out of Oklahoma by the ravages of the

A. New Deal
B. War Department
C. Great Society
D. Dust Bowl
E. Potato famine

Correct Answer: D


Thousands of tenant farmers like Steinbeck's fictional Joads were forced off their land because the owners were making nothing from farmland during the sustained and severe droughts of the period.

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