The Color Purple Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Letters 22-27.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why doesn’t Mr. want to marry Celie?
(a) Because she is too old for him.
(b) Because he is truly in love with Nettie.
(c) Because he is afraid of Pa’s jealousy.
(d) Because he thinks she is ugly.

2. What bothers Celie about her father’s new wife?
(a) She is not religious.
(b) She has a shrieking voice.
(c) She is not a good cook.
(d) She is physically affectionate.

3. How many children does Mr. have?
(a) 2.
(b) 5.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

4. Which of the following words does Shug use to describe Celie when they first meet?
(a) Ugly.
(b) Faithful.
(c) Pious.
(d) Clean.

5. Why doesn’t Sofia’s father think Harpo is good enough for her?
(a) Because of his family history.
(b) Because of his skin color.
(c) Because of his lack of education.
(d) Because of his occupation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Celie feel so guilty about that she struggles to sleep at night?

2. In what season were Mr. and Celie married?

3. What does Shug comment on the first time she meets Celie?

4. How old is Celie the first time her father sexually assaults her?

5. Which of the following characters receives most of Mr.’s praise at home?

(see the answer key)

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